BRAM STOKER’S SHADOWBUILDER REVIEWED
“Bram Stoker’s Shadowbuilder” involves a rogue Catholic priest battling shadow demons. While it’s standard horror action fare for Michael Rooker and Tony Todd, something bothered the hell out of me. What exactly was this film meant to adapt? Well, it was a short story published in the 1880s by Bram Stoker as part of a larger collection. In a way, you might call it Stoker’s Hearts in Atlantis or Graveyard Shift. But, those movies were good.
I hate poo-pooing a title like this, but there isn’t a ton going on. You get some fun early CG and a lot of gore. But, it’s never that much or groundbreaking. Rooker carries so much of the film on his back, as he tries to keep the focus in a time when his career wasn’t the hottest. Hell, this was coming 2 years after Brodie Bruce was stink-palming him at the mall. If any of that sounds appealing, check it out.
- Audio Commentary from Director Jamie Dixon
- NEW! ‘Making of Shadowbuilder’ featurette (HD, 33:22) (featuring director Jamie Dixon, writer Michael Stokes and stars Andrew Jackson (The Shadowbuilder) and Tony Todd (Covey)
- NEW! ‘Shadowbuilder: Visual Effects’ featurette (HD, 13:26)
- NEW! ‘Shadowbuilder: Kevin Zegers’ featurette (HD, 5:00)
- Reversible, 2-Sided Artwork
- Spanish Subtitles
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Collectible Poster
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 8/28/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 94%94%
- Content Score - 85%85%
The Plot Thus Far
A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. If the demon succeeds, it will open a doorway to Hell, blazing a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem and destroy humanity. Now the fate of the world hinges on the final outcome of a renegade priest’s battle with the soul eating SHADOWBUILDER.
From the mind of the master, Bram Stoker, the creator of “Dracula” comes the epic struggle between good and evil in SHADOWBUILDER, featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).