Thursday 15 November 2012

DVD review: Don't Go on the Trail (2012)

After Hellady Marie James, is raped and murdered, she comes back to life seeking revenge on any and everyone that walks the trail. Don't Go on the Trail is written, produced and directed by Jody S. Dean who also plays a character in the film.The acting is pretty decent, some of the cast is certainly better performers than others but it is pretty decent overall. The camerawork and editing is pretty good. I did like the soundtrack, especially the instrumental and is composed by Jody S. Dean. The pacing is good, things happening more or less non stop and the flick as a unconventional structure which actually works in its favor. It´s violent but there is only some brief gore but a lot of blood. The fx, handled by Jody S. Dean who is something of Jack of all trades in this flick, is okay even if a bit amateurish. It has a high bodycount but mysical stuff/the on hand carnage happens off screen. In the T & A department there is a very very brief shot of actress laying nude on her stomach while speaking on the phone. If you blink you´ll miss it. There is two rapescenes, sort of, but neither is very strong in it´s content for the jaded viewer but I guess that some mainstream fans might find some of the stuff disturbing but that particular scene ends quickly.
Support independent filmmaking by heading over to Sickafyed Films official website here and grab a copy of the Don’t go on The Trail/Edward´s Julia DVD.
This review is based upon the region all (Region 0) DVD release from Sickafyed Films.
Rating: 2 out of 7. It´s pretty decent but I have to say that I had high expectations after reading the warning card before the flick began telling me that "The following film is Unrated And Contains Violence, Profanity, Nudity And Strong Sexual Content." Sure it´s violent, it has a high bodycount, there is profanity but there is hardly any gore, no nudity to speak of and no strong sexual content.


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