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The Redwood Massacre (2014)

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What begins as a exciting camping trip to the legendary Redwood murder site, takes a terrifying turn when the innocent campers discover the legend is about to become a nasty and bloody reality.

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David Ryan Keith

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David Ryan Keith (script), David Ryan Keith (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Mark Wood ... Bruce
Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron ... Pamela
Lisa Livingstone Lisa Livingstone ... Kirsty
Rebecca Wilkie Rebecca Wilkie ... Jessica
Adam Coutts Adam Coutts ... Mark
Lee Hutcheon ... Hunter
Benjamin Selway Benjamin Selway ... Evil Highlander
Alec Westwood Alec Westwood ... Dead Drunk
Liam Matheson Liam Matheson ... Farmer
Morgan Faith Keith Morgan Faith Keith ... Farmers Daughter
Claire Bearn Claire Bearn ... Farmers Wife
Cheryl Bernard Cheryl Bernard ... Daisy
Jamie Butler Jamie Butler ... Farmers Son
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Linny Casson Linny Casson ... Struggling victim
Lindsay Cromar ... Van Driver
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For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood House has all the hallmarks of being an exciting and thrilling camping weekend away. A popular site for revellers and party goers, each year on the exact date of the famous local family massacre, people from around the country head out to the site to have fun and scare each other. Events take a bloody turn for the worse when the innocent campers discover the Redwood legend is in fact a horrible bloody reality, which turns the unsuspecting victims into prey for a mysterious axe wielding maniac that has remained dormant for 20 years. Written by Lorraine Keith

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Evil doesn't die easily See more »

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Horror

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The entire original score was discussed, worked on & produced entirely over email between the director and the composer. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, minute 4:56, Jessica (Rebecca Wilkie) walks into the wood with Pamela. At minute 5:55, at the same place and situation, she looks notoriously skinnier and her make up is a lot different than the previous scene (another eyebrow design, false eyelashes, almost clownish). See more »

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Followed by Redwood Massacre: Annihilation (2020) See more »

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Axe swinging and syrup splashing montage
15 May 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

The title pretty much tells the story, there are some killings in the wood and that's pretty much it. This so called massacre is presented by the antagonist whose blows are powerful enough to make a fountain of blood from any victim he meets. While hemorrhaging is no joke, it seems everyone has tendency to squirt liters of blood from the slightest touch. The excessively low budget gore is occasionally creepy, but mostly ironically ridiculous. Nevertheless, it has at least a little entertainment value.

A group of people go to a forest and meet with gruesome fate. Honestly, no one in the group is even remotely likable. Either they suddenly encounter the threat and proceed to usual frantic screaming, or the movie invests too much time on shallow characters. One particular female is so hostile, her entire dialogues consist of argument. This is very bizarre, especially when she still argues in the moments where her survival is at stake. At some points I thought she might just debate with the villain.

Other characters are overzealous, lacking logic or too meek. None of them feel as though they are genuinely facing authentic dangerous scenario with the villain gradually approaching. Scenes are poorly done, mainly because the editing is choppy. Almost the entire time the characters are shown standing randomly and awkwardly delivering the lines. Furthermore, it feels the screenplay misses a couple of scenes or lacking consistency, but audience probably wouldn't lose much anyway.

The effect is laughably over-the-top. Expect too much cheap blood spewed on the screen. It really doesn't matter what the cause is, these people will bleed. It only takes a simple jab and one of them starts to vomit blood until their hair and clothes are covered with it. This silly execution might just serendipitously work in in their favor as comedy effect.

The Redwood Massacre is unoriginal and shallow, even to the point of unintentionally funny, but the rigid slasher premise or silly antic might just deliver a few chuckles.


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Release Date:

28 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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GBP50,000 (estimated)
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