Review: The Shed
Digital HD: The Shed (2019)
A hunter gets bitten by a vampire while walking through the woods at dawn, and when the rising sun burns the vampire into a pile of dust before his eyes, the hunter understandably panics and runs to the nearest shelter that he can find…the titular shed.
While the hunter begins to transform into a bloodthirsty vampire, the occupants of the house it belongs to are completely unaware of what is happening just outside their backdoor.
17 year old Stan (Jay Jay Warren) is on probation and lives in the house with his overbearing and abusive Grandfather, and they both soon discover that the shed is no longer a safe place to go anywhere near.
Stan’s high school friend Dommer (Cody Kostro) is constantly being bullied by a group of students, and when he discovers the monstrous secret that is lurking in the shed, he concocts a plan to deal with the bullies once and for all.
Surely nothing can go wrong?
The Shed put me in mind of lots of 1980’s horror movies that I would rent from the local VHS stall on the strength of their cover alone, never knowing what you were going to get. Some were awful, yet others (like this) were a very pleasant surprise.
Yes there are plot holes and narrative leaps of faith that need to be taken, but the passion of the filmmakers shows through, and it was fantastic to see some prosthetic effects work and “real” blood being spilled instead of watching half-arsed cheap cgi effects.
The characters are all ones you’ve seen before; the “hero” character, the misunderstood nerd, the love interest, the bullies, etc. But it is that familiarity with those characters that endeared me more to them as they battled to stay alive.
The Shed is an old school 1980s-esque horror movie which has its tongue lodged into its blood-soaked cheek and is not afraid to raise a few laughs along with the scares.
Review by Dave from a streaming link kindly supplied by Signature Entertainment.
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