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The Shadow of Death (2012)

Set in an English woodland countryside, Debra and her best friends Jamie and Nancy pick up Dan, Nancey's ex, to go out to the woods to score some weed. Unknown to them a killer who ... See full summary »

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Corinna Jane ... Debra
Jane West ... Jamie
Sophia Disgrace ... Nancy
Daniel Carter-Hope ... Dan (as Dan Carter Hope)
Dan Bone ... Craven
John Brown ... Killer
Charlie Bore ... Marley
Mary Elliot ... Jogger
Abi Thorpe ... Running Girl (as Abigal Thorpe)
Martin Penrose ... Biker
Stewart Dakers ... Father Malone
Patric Howe ... Sarge (as Patrick Howe)
Ross Doney ... Policeman
Victoria Logan ... Policewoman
Catherine Hoare ... Craven's mum
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Set in an English woodland countryside, Debra and her best friends Jamie and Nancy pick up Dan, Nancey's ex, to go out to the woods to score some weed. Unknown to them a killer who resembles death is cleansing the countryside. With a wannabe policeman and an assortment of the public out for some fresh air, the woods are no place to go down today. Written by Gav Chuckie Steel

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survival | cloak | cabin | bong | backwoods | See All (9) »

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Comedy | Horror

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13 May 2012 (UK)  »

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£250 (estimated)
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The shack in the film was made by the owner of the land in the 70s but due to paranoia he blew his brains out whilst living there. See more »

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Craven: "Send Chuck Norris"
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Thank you to all my friends who believed in the silly idea that I could make a film, cheers! See more »

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If you go down to the woods to day...its guaranteed your going to die!
14 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

"The Shadow of Death" (2012) is an upcoming non-budget, British slasher movie reminiscent of classic films from the 70′s and the latter part of the 90′s. "Shadow" focuses on a group of flatmates who stumble upon some woods in rural Southern-England with the incentive of meeting a dealer in order to score themselves a bit of weed. There's also an amateur policeman lurking around on the lookout for any impending action! Little do they know there's a mysterious killer on the loose and no one who enters the woods will be safe! The film uses the classic "urban legend" scenario adding a sense of enigma, inviting the viewer to want to uncover more. Stylistically it achieves a grind-house and 70's seedy horror movie feel similarly to "Last House on the Left" (1972) in terms of its editing.

Writer and director Gav Chuckie Steel has done an impressive job creating an entertaining, edge-of-the-seat horror while incorporating an old-school slasher movie style. The FX on the production are outstanding for an independent film leading to some squirm-worthy death scenes. The characters are entertaining drawing on post-modern archetypal horror victims that at times prove difficult to feel sorry for! However at the same time they could be characters encountered in real life. There's a couple of stoner's, a nerdy character, a Chuck Norris wannabe cop and a potential final girl! Tension is built up from beginning to end with some startling, creepy moments. To an extent "Shadow" could be described as "Texas Chainsaw meets Blair Witch" through being suspenseful, eerie and gory at the same time. What's great about "Shadow" is that unlike most recent offers into the horror genre there is something edgy and raw about it, the fact that it was shot on a Panasonic SD60 camera compliments its intended "grind-house" feel.

Independent movies such as this need to be supported, if your a fan of the horror genre I thoroughly recommend it.


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