Andrew E Interviews Director David Axe and Reviews SHED!
SHED is an independent horror movie with skin-stealing monsters. But really, it’s about love.
A tiny crew of lunatics made SHED in Columbia, South Carolina in late 2018 … during a hurricane. SHED is bloody, sexy, weird and transgressive.
Written, directed, produced & edited by David Axe, writer & producer of The Theta Girl. Starring Mike Amason & Morgan Jones. Effects by Lisa Ashworth & Brandon McIver. Music by Matthew Akers.
Gruemonkey was lucky enough to watch an early exclusive screener of ‘SHED‘.
What did I think of Film?
#Blood-tastic, skin stealing, creature feature!
SHED is a throwback to the 1980’s slasher. Something you would expect to see a Brinke Steven’s or Linea appearing in. With a shit tone of gore and of course nakedness. The story starts with a woman walking through the creepy woods carrying bloody skin (as you do).
The movie then jumps to reveal an older man called Mike dressed as Santa Claus preparing for a Halloween party, nothing says Halloween like a creepy Santa – this got me instantly in the mindset of ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’. Mike in true horror style puts a ‘Keep Out’ sign on his Shed and loads a shotgun. Audiences are introduced to guests arriving at Mikes annual Halloween party on his remote farmland (of course) in true horror movie party set up there is dancing, drinking, and naturally a three-way (like every party – right?).
Mike has a reputation for wild and over-exaggerated folk tales/conspiracies, the craziest being that centuries ago skin stealing creatures lived and now live among the general population in secret. Two of the party goers go outside for some fresh air and stumble across the earlier shed with the ‘Keep Out’ sign on it.
Of course, they go inside (of course!) One of the two is killed, the other one runs back to the party and telling everyone of the murder, yet when the character gets back to the party the murdered character appears to be fine. The basic plotline of the film turns out that skin stealing creatures from Mike’s stories are real, and that they are determined that no one is to survive the party, so they can take everyone’s skins!
Though the plot feels rather formulaic of a slasher, it is good. It felt as a fan of indie horror – this film knew what it was and had fun with it. The blood and gore factor alone needs to be applauded it appeared to be mostly practical effects, which I like – they were not afraid to coat their actors in blood. I also appreciated the nod to the gender fluidity that was referenced with the skin creatures a nice modern commentary subtly in there.
The film does have its issues – there are some sound issues which at times can be distracting, and the odd questionable acting choices (I personally love b-movie acting) but not so much that you won’t enjoy a blood-tastic romp through the skin stealing creature feature that is SHED.
Andrew E was lucky enough to speak with the director David Axe about SHED, check out the interview below.
David Axe: THE VOID. Our heroes end the first movie in a Hell dimension. Now what?