Saturday, 24 August 2013

Review: Sledge (2013)

First I´d like to thank Kristian Hanson for providing me with a screener.
Opening with Assly’s True American Horror television program, the action kicks off instantly with skull crushing deaths from the killer, Adam Lynch. Adam is unique and believes he is in a movie and video game that he has created inside of his head! With each kill, he adds to his collection, which happens to be the faces of his victims. As a new group of people show up to the secluded rental campground, Adam meticulously watches them all to see if any is worth sparing their life. With Alex (Dustin Bowman) as the funny guy, Sarah (Stephanie Tupper) the girl Alex wants to be with, Nash (Russ Matoes) the pansy boyfriend who takes the insults Alex dishes at him, Shawn (Travis Hanson) the dimwitted friend and Michelle (Desiree Holmes) the girlfriend of Shawn, they begin their camping trip with fun, booze and sex. Sledge is written and directed by Kristian Hanson and co-directed by John B Sovie II. The acting is good, there are some intentionally bad acting but it doesn´t dampen the flick as it is played for laughs, I really like the chemistry between the  main characters, the dialogue is great and very funny. This is not a straight horror flick and it´s important to remember that, although there is horror, there are a decent bodycount and some effective kill scenes (caught me by surprise once or twice) this is in equal parts a comedy. It´s nicely shot and edited, the pacing and soundtrack is good. There´s some gore, practical fx and some of the kills are really cool. There´s no T and A in this.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected online screener.
Rating: 6 out of 7. Sledge proved to be both entertaining and enjoyable. It´s a succesful blend of slasher and comedy and that´s not easy to pull off. There are several nice moments in it but the thing that struck me the most was the acting and the chemistry between Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Russ Matoes, Travis Hanson and Desiree Holmes. I laughed out loud a several times while watching Sledge. If you are in the mood for a horror/comedy you can´t go wrong with Sledge so check it out!


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