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Bonehill Road - Movie Review

Tough.  Violent.  With no CGI, a low budget horror film attempts to do what few can: tell two twisted stories around a transformation.  You already know there are werewolves in this film.  The poster art doesn’t lie.  What you don’t know is that, on the horrific night the movie takes place on, the werewolves are merely dressing.  The main course?  Well, that’s inside the spooky old house that is command center for this narrative.

And, with plenty on its plate, Bonehill Road is truly a hair-raising horror film.  With practical effects and lots of gnarly close-ups on some pretty gritty stuff, this film is all about the old school vibe of classic horror films.  It is to be praised, as a result.  These effects are pretty gnarly. 

"delivers one hell of a flick which will give you plenty of reason to, as Ozzy put it, bark at the moon"


Bonehill Road, written and directed by Todd Sheets (Dreaming Purple NeonGrindsploitation) might be the nastiest werewolf movie currently on the market.  It also might be the only one this fall.  Regardless, this bloody slice of werewolf meat pie might just be enough to sooth the savage beast. . . I mean, Horror Hound in you. 

Because it is a tale about a psychopathic killer AND the werewolves that feed off his scraps, we have lots to consider.  These monsters are metaphors, of course, and, including the abusive husband, we get to hold the mirror up to ourselves. . . once again.  What are we doing, guys?!?!

Starring Eli DeGeer and Ana Rojas-Plumberg as Emily and Eden Stevens, this B-movie opens with a disturbing scene of domestic abuse.  A husband has had it with his spouse and he’s completely lost his cool.  Thing is, she’s pregnant with their second child.  He doesn’t care; the beating says it all.  Eden, finally clanging him in the back of the head with a pan, is able to get her teenage daughter and herself out of the house.  Whew.

But, quite literally, it is out of the frying pan and straight into the fire for these two ladies. There’s something loose out on the highway as they head to Eden’s father (Gary Warner Kent) in another town. The open stretch of lonely road only camouflages the true terror that awaits them. Large and hairy, what lurks about on the side of the road is spotted.  Is it following them?  They go through the usual suspects: dogs, bears, really big rats?!  What is out here on this strange full-mooned night? 

They will discover soon enough when their car’s tire is damaged and they are stranded in the middle of the road.  And that is when they stumble into the lair of a madman (Douglas Epps, who does a crazy schtick that doesn’t always work) who loves kidnapping women – he already has quite the collection – and feasting off their flesh.  Yum, yum!  Smack those lips!

To say Bonehill Road is sick and twisted is a definite understatement.  This is unlike any blood and guts feast I’ve scene produced in quite some time.  Sheets and his effects team really get their hands dirty AND bloody as they churn innards out all over the floor and carve themselves up some delicious looking thighs. Bonehill Road - Movie Review

A strong stomach and healthy appetite (for B-movies on a shoestring budget) is required for surviving this night of terrors.  Emily and Eden must do the same, IF they are to survive.  Once they find themselves on the other end of this crazy man’s knife, they have to make choices: stay with this psycho or try to flee and run the risk of facing what waits for them outside.  It is a double whammy.  Damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation and, for my tastes in horror flicks, this set-up manages to draw us in when some of the acting fails.

Co-starring Scream Queen Leanna QuigleyBonehill Road delivers one hell of a flick which will give you plenty of reason to, as Ozzy put it, bark at the moon.  It is now available on streaming platforms everywhere. 

4 beers

Bonehill Road - Movie Review

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
106 mins
Director
: Todd Sheets
Writer:
Todd Sheets
Cast:
Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Linnea Quigley
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
Hunger shows no mercy.
Memorable Movie Quote: "That's close enough. Have a seat"
Theatrical Distributor:
Wild Eye Releasing
Official Site:
Release Date:
November 2, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
No details available.
Synopsis:  Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?

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