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Shelf Life (2004)

R | | Horror | April 2005 (USA)
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Martin job is to hunt and destroy human like parasites who feast on mankind.


Mark Tuit


Mark Tuit
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William MacDonald ... Martin
Bryce McLaughlin ... Ben
Courtney Kramer Courtney Kramer ... Julie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Old Man
Paralee Cook ... Tanya
Clay St. Thomas ... Frank
Craig March ... Duncan
Chris Lawrence ... Stick
Philip Granger ... Wino
Peter Bryant ... Bill
Gerald Varga Gerald Varga ... Bartender
Heather Keetbaas Heather Keetbaas ... Amy
Erika Conway ... April
Grace Shen ... Pharmacist
Barb Brebner ... Woman at Car Accident


Martin Remaro while in hot pursuit of evil is hit by a car. Ben and Julie the occupants of the car are convinced to flee the scene of the accident and take him home. Instead they take him to there place. Through a turn of events they come to discover that Martin is a very troubled man. Wanting him out of their home they agree to collect the drugs needed to help heal his wounds. Through the people they come into contact with while purchasing the drugs they come to understand that he is a very sick man that needs help and that they are in danger. Written by Anonomys

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Plot Keywords:

vampire | decapitation | See All (2) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, drug use and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Subhuman See more »


Box Office


CAD250,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Also goes by the title "Subhuman" on DVD. (Netflix) See more »

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good story, too much talking
29 November 2011 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

When I got hold of the DVD of Shelf Life, or called on the continent Subhuman I only saw the review available on the DVD sleeve itself. Splatter, gorehounds, for fans of Alien and Evil Dead. Well, they tricked me to buy it.

It isn't a bad flick but it didn't deliver what I expected from it. The acting was okay and the way it was filmed was okay but you could easily see that it was a low budget. I rather forget the words Alien and Evil Dead, I would rather say that it is in the line of Blade. We do have a vampire hunter playing the main lead. On that part, the story was okay but there was just too much of talking in it. There are a few scene's at a bar and one of them is way too long to keep you attracted to this flick. On the other hand, the killings are mostly decapitations and it is okay but there are so many in this flick and it's always the same shot we see, once the head is removed you see the back of the decapitated one. Some parts were okay like going in the neck once the head was removed to search for some proof to show that he was right. I won't go into that because I would spoil the flick. As I said, the acting was rather good and overall it was okay but their could have been so many other ways to kill. I guess if they should had some money it would have been a rather "splatter" flick for the gorehounds.

Gore 2/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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