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Todd and Bruce, a hapless screenwriting team, get one last shot at success thanks to Todd's wealthy uncle, Sarge. If they pen a worthy horror script, Sarge will fund the entire project. But there is one condition - the script must be complete in two weeks. With the deadline looming and no fresh ideas, Todd and Bruce head to Shangri-La, a serene artist's retreat, with the hope that the peace and company of fellow artists will inspire greatness... or, failing greatness, at least enough for straight-to-DVD. Shangri-La proves to be anything but serene, as the artists die off one by one, seemingly by accident. Bruce convinces Todd to soak in this morbid atmosphere to help with the writing, but soon those two are fighting for their lives as well. Written by
As is expected for films in the horror/comedy genre, this indie gem starts a tad slowly. However, once the premise is set, the screen explodes into a roller coaster of perfectly timed one-liners, nuanced camera work, and effectively gruesome SFX.
I especially enjoyed the writing - the interplay between the two male leads made the film fly, and the rest of the cast was incredibly impressive - especially for an independent film.
An unexpected pleasure was the original music, (especially the closing) great work.
And a plea to Todd and Bruce: More, please!
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