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Redwood (2017)

A couple hiking out in the woods, disturb a nest of vampires.

Director:

Tom Paton

Writer:

Tom Paton
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mike Beckingham ... Josh
Tatjana Nardone ... Beth (as Tatjana Inez Nardone)
Nicholas Brendon ... Vincent
Muzz Khan ... Steve the Ranger
Luke D'Silva Luke D'Silva ... Man / Vampire
Jessica-Jane Stafford ... Women
Nick Sadler Nick Sadler ... Nick (voice)
Max Sweiry Max Sweiry ... Radio Ranger (voice)
Maciej Kwiatkowski Maciej Kwiatkowski ... Vampire
Julia Szamalek Julia Szamalek ... Vampire
Tomasz Lewandowski ... Vampire
Pawel Jablonski Pawel Jablonski ... Vampire
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After some bad news back at home, Musician Josh and his girlfriend Beth head out to a secluded national park in search of some clarity on the situation they'll face when they return. But the couple get more than they bargained for when they ignore the advice of Park Rangers and venture off the trail, coming face to face with The Redwood's legendary wildlife. REDWOOD brings a fresh spin to a well worn mythology to create an edge of your seat horror movie that will shred your nerves and have you thinking twice about going camping again. Written by anonymous

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Horror

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Nicholas Brendon starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2004), so this is not the first vampire flick for him. See more »

Goofs

When Josh is heading down the basement stairs in the ranger station his hands are empty, in the next shot when he reaches the basement he is holing a machine gun. See more »

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Vampire seclusion
27 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Was drawn into seeing 'Redwood' with a cool poster/cover, a very intriguing and creative premise and as someone with a general appreciation for the genre as said many times. That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there, made me though apprehensive.

'Redwood' is a film it doesn't do enough with its potential (although there are far bigger wastes of potential in film) and could have been much better. 'Redwood' is very weak with a lot of big problems. It certainly could have been far worse, considering the large number of films seen recently being mediocre at best and terrible at worst.

Lets start with the positives. The setting is atmospheric and spooky and 'Redwood' could have looked far worse visually, was expecting a cheap looking film and to me that wasn't the case here.

'Redwood' has some creepy moments early on.

Albeit, there is nothing new here, the film doing nothing fresh with something creative in concept. The second half also takes itself far too seriously and gets incredibly idiotic, a very completely different film feel here. Far too much is revealed too early too, with the opening sequence giving almost everything away that it kills the suspense. The creepiness dissipates completely fairly early on, with the horror, suspense and tension being nowhere near enough. Things start not making much sense and gets silly, with one of the most ludicrous and easily foreseeable endings ever. The acting is not amateurish from the leads but is weak from the supporting cast and laughable for the cheaply rendered and far from threatening vampires.

Further issues are that it was clear that it was written in haste. There is a very rushed and careless feel to the story, especially in the second half where confusion and choppiness can be found in editing and narrative, and the underdeveloped and scrappy script with far too much talk likewise.

Then there is some padding and aimlessness that also gives the film a dragging sensation. The characters are flimsily developed, annoying and bland, the direction lacks focus and the music and sound editing are far too intrusive and obvious. Nicholas Brendan's role and inclusion were pointless.

Overall, weak with not much going for it. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

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English

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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