Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.

Director:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect their new master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ian Ogilvy
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Curtis
Stars: David Naughton, Judie Aronson, Kevin McCarthy
Thinner (1996)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An obese lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight...

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney
The Crypt (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The Church sends in a team to investigate the tragic deaths of a young group found in the crypt of a Convent.

Director: Mark Murphy
Stars: Mark Harris, Natalie Stone, Peter Woodward
Darkroom (Video 2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Michelle takes a job recommended by her counselor that lands her trapped in a mansion with three psychotic siblings hell bent on purging Michelle of her sins.

Director: Britt Napier
Stars: Elisabeth Röhm, Bess Rous, Kaylee DeFer
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A young noblewoman must fulfill her calling to become the long foretold Paladin.

Director: Anne K. Black
Stars: Elizabeth Adams, Owen Barton, Lemuel Black
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

Director: Nick Tomnay
Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker
Hackers (1995)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends ... See full summary »

Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Jesse Bradford
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A demented boss works six captives to death.

Director: Daniel Krige
Stars: Nicholas Hope, Kelly Paterniti, Sam Reid
File Box (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Five people appear in footage travelling to and exploring an abandoned military medical testing base obtained in a file box.

Directors: Paul Fielding, Timothy Fielding
Stars: Timothy Fielding, Nicola Posener, Kate Korbel
Breathe I (2009)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Carol Bailey is buckling under the weight of financial pressure, family responsibilities and his own ambition and desires. After endless parties, too many dead end jobs and family arguments... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Winter
Stars: Ewan Alman, David Anderson, Tom Bennett
Magellan (2016)
Mystery | Sci-Fi

After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.

Director: Rob York
Stars: Brandon Ray Olive, K. Danor Gerald, Whitney Palmer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jonathan Hansler ...
Kurt Wendell
...
Steph Wendell
...
Megan Wendell
...
Jay Wendell
...
Zack Petersen
Brandon Francis ...
Sam Weeks
Edit

Storyline

With the world in financial turmoil, Kurt Wendell has lost his top job in the city but cannot bear to tell his family the dreadful truth. Luckily he's a man who knows how to make serious cutbacks... Granting his children a day off school and his wife a day off work, Kurt drives the whole family to a remote spot, miles from civilization. Little do they know what he has in store for them... One last bit of business, a final project that is both sinister and deadly, involving his wife, his children, and the savagely beaten man trapped in the attic... It's not only Kurt Wendell that's getting AXED, as his ex-boss and his horrified family are about to find out, one by one. Written by Ryan Lee Driscoll

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His job kept him sane! Now he's just lost it...

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fangoria Presents: Axed  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Axed- low budget but high quality
15 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recently had great fortune to watch 'Axed' at a local film festival. This psychological thriller was greatly received and I can see why.

I am so pleased to have finally seen a film in recent years that I did NOT know the ending to. The genuine twists and turns kept me intrigued throughout the film, the Homage to classical horror films is clear and well done. The relationship between the unhinged father and his children is superbly acted (ignoring some over acting from the lead actor at times), I would highly recommend watching more from this particular cast.

It was not the gore fest I was expected, the director, quite rightly, left a lot to your own imagination, which in my experience makes the film much scarier.

The DOP should be highly congratulated on their skills in presenting this film so well, despite some shots that felt as though they should have been lightened; the use of natural light was cleverly done.

I even found out afterwards that some of this film used C.G.I. and green screen to enhance some shots, which was fabulous, as it was done in such a way that people were completely unaware, which is more than I can say for most low budget horror films being reviewed recently.

The only thing I would say is that It almost needed to be longer to build the father's mental break down to make it more intense in the cottage scenes when he finally snaps.

Despite some of the sound quality being poor in parts and minimal continuity errors I would highly recommend watching this as a good example of how a good low budget film can be made.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Would have been more effective if... barry-marino9
Discuss Axed (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?