Unfortunately, SHADY GROVE is woefully underwhelming compared to all of its influences. However, there is no denying the strength of the performances that carry the film, and the creativity of McElroy’s concept.
For Turkish writer/director, and star of PINK RABBIT, Zetkin Yıkılmış, what it means to make a horror film is to thread a narrative together with her own heartstrings; even when no comparisons can be made regarding production value, watching a film like PINK RABBIT feels like a breath of fresh air in an oppressively oversaturated genre.
A reunion between four friends quickly goes awry when they find themselves face to face with ERZULIE: the swamp mermaid goddess.
Rue Morgue chats with OLD STRANGERS writer/director Nick Gregorio, a film in which three friends find out the hard way that as much as we may try to re-live our youth or reconnect with old friends, things are just never the same.
The indie horror drama is available on Digital HD and Cable VOD November 23rd from Gravitas Ventures.