DEAD SHACK REVIEWED
“Dead Shack” is pretty straight forward. Lauren Holly has an army of zombies and she wants to add a new cross-section of people to the horde. Borrowing heavily from Sam Raimi’s work, the film wants you to fear that cabin deep in the rural woods. There is a little bit of commentary about the divide between urban and rural. Still, it’s a movie about crazy people feeding the innocent to their undead peons.
I appreciate a good zombie movie, but we’re rapidly hitting a weird space with those films. While watching the film, a fellow watcher commented that the movie almost plays like an R rated Gravity Falls. The comparison was almost instant and probably made me like the film far more. Still, a connection to outside material doesn’t strengthen the core concept. What we have is something that plays like Canucksploitation of the late 70s/early 80s with modern sensibilities.
It’s worth a watch.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track