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It Stains the Sands Red (2016)

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.

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Colin Minihan
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Credited cast:
Brittany Allen ... Molly
Juan Riedinger ... Smalls
Merwin Mondesir ... Nick
Kristopher Higgins ... Ted
Andrew Supanz Andrew Supanz ... Jason
Nico David ... Chase
Michael Filipowich ... Jimmy
Dylan Playfair ... Robbie
Warren E. Thomas ... Soldier 1
Steve Judkins ... Soldier 2
Max Christensen Max Christensen ... Young Chase
Kyle McCachen ... Flashback Boyfriend
Shawn O'Brion Shawn O'Brion ... Dead Blake
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Drew Marvick ... Pipe Wrench Zombie
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This is it. What humanity feared the most is already happening, as a virulent pandemic sweeps the globe from end to end like a pitiless scourge, leaving behind legions of freshly-animated decomposing zombies. Under those circumstances, in the carcass of a levelled Las Vegas, a totally unprepared exotic dancer, Molly, crosses the rugged terrain of the unforgiving desert, driven solely by the will to survive, and a motive even greater than her own life. However, she's not alone. Like a powerful flesh-magnet, Molly attracts a ferocious undead male who is craving for a bite of those fragrant and bright-red offals of hers--and wherever Molly goes, the walking dead predator follows. In the end, do zombies ever get tired? Written by Nick Riganas

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It NEVER rests. It NEVER sleeps. It NEVER stops. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Sand See more »

Filming Locations:

Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA

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Ted unbuckles his pants and (at a minimum) unzips them as well. After he's attacked by Smalls, his pants are shown as buckled, zipped and secured around his waist. See more »

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Molly: Desert, it is. One foot after another. One foot after another. One foot after another...
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Love wont be leaving
by Anna Calvi
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Ends 20 minutes too late! [+49%]
9 August 2017 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

The premise sounds totally befitting a short film with a minimalist perspective. During the onset of a zombie apocalypse, circumstances force a young woman to take up a 50 mile journey by foot, while being relentlessly stalked by a slow-moving zombie.

There are a few bad decisions taken in the first 15 minutes (like not bashing the zombie's head with the first large piece of rock on sight), but the movie, written and directed by Colin Minihan, has a few surprises in store for the discerning viewer. A one-sided conversation ensues between Molly and the zombie (nick-named Smalls) where she details her past life, her relationship with her four year old son Chase, and her opinion on the men she has known. A couple of jump- scares aside, the movie doesn't stick to its subjugated zombie- horror roots and relies more on the rapport between the woman and the flesh- craving spook.

The film peaks during the scene where the zombie inadvertently comes to the rescue of the woman when she's held captive. This is followed by another where she is able to control the zombie's advances. In a never-before-seen scenario, the woman seeks to find closure for herself and her 'fellow-zombie' who she considers to be an unlikely friend. However, the final 20 minutes (especially the scene with the army- men) didn't show signs of neat execution. This portion is stretched with plenty of scenes uncalled for (the writer seems to have run out of ideas), and a climax that bestows itself in familiar zombie-movie territory. The director seemingly wanted to shift from the minimalist approach to a full- blown action thriller in the end.

By doing so, the film ends up on a rather unsatisfying note. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a diversion from the usual zombie films, 'It Stains the Sands Red' will fairly excite you.

Verdict: Fresh in parts!


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