Well hello there everyone! I feel like its been a few months since I have had the chance to review a film, maybe thats because it actually has been a couple of months. However, we are back for another couple of reviews, and then we will embark on a quest to turn this company into a film company. Yes, that is correct. We are just weeks away from officially launching Reel Bloody Films. We hope to stay in each of you all's good graces and you support the many projects we will be working on here in the near future.
Now onto the business currently at hand. This week our mission was to review the film American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire. This is a film that is claimed to be based on actual events, but you never know just how true that is. Slew Hampshire was written and directed by Flood Reed and starts Dayo Okeniyi, Shawn Thomas, and Tyler Rice.
I went into this film with zero expectations. I had not read a single review, nor had I even seen the trailer. I like to enter these things completely in the dark. I will say the first thing that stood out was the music in the opening credits....amazing. Flood Reed did a great job with the score and it set the tone for what would become a pretty fun film.
As for the film itself, I will start by saying the acting was pretty good. If you are familiar with our site, you know acting is a big deal for me. The cast in this film did a pretty solid job keeping me engaged in the plot. There were some really bad Boston accents at times...I think it was a Boston accent, but it in no way affected my opinion of the cast's talent.
The story was solid as well. I do not like getting too much into the story typically because I hate spoiling the films. In a way it was a rather cliche plot, but they did a good job changing it up from your usual "in the woods" horror films. What I loved most was hands down the gore. Man was it a bloody mess!
I will wrap up this review saying that Flood Reed is EXTREMELY talented...and I mean that. The film itself was not my favorite, but I certainly believe you should give it a chance for yourself. I cannot say anything truly negative about it, but I also cannot rave about how amazing it was either. It was just a film that I "liked." Will I watch it again? Probably not, but that does not mean it isn't good. Please, show the talented Flood Reed some love and check out American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire. it is worth a watch without a doubt.
I give Slew Hampshire 6.5 out of 10 cleavers and a "good job" to the entire cast and crew.