Monday, June 20, 2005

Reviewed by Pete Murfet at Horror View

Hello everyone, here's an excerpt from our first review, written by Pete "Suspiriorum" Murfet of Horror View

"As if having one feature debut by a McMahon wasn’t enough, the final film on Friday was the world premiere of American Jim McMahon’s “Bloodshed” – although he is no relation to the “Dead Meat” director. This could well have been the big discovery of the fest (like last years’ “Shallow Ground”), but this slightly uneven film doesn’t quite climb that high. Having said that, there is still much to recommend this sometimes impressive & brutal indie flick. The unevenness can probably be laid at a fairly hastily written script, with a great location suddenly being made available but only for a very limited time. With a Bava-esque 11 day filming schedule (including a frankly heroic 22-hour marathon to get it finished in time), that the result film is this good is no small achievement, & means that both McMahon’s are names to keep an eye on in the future. The director & practically the entire cast & crew came on stage for a Q&A after the film, before the crowd went down to the bar to drink until 3am."

Read Pete Murfet's entire review of the Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival at the Horror View website:


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