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Cari Sanders , Will Tulin , Dan Donley  |  DVD
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  • Actors: Cari Sanders, Will Tulin, Maria Olsen
  • Directors: Dan Donley
  • Writers: Dan Donley
  • Producers: Michelle Merker
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Nervousa Films
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004DL0R7I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,042 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A young woman awakens in fallout shelter and finds she must do unspeakable acts to others in order to stay alive.

Zoey, (Cari Sanders) awakens in the medical facility of an underground fallout shelter. The Doctor, (Will Tulin) explains that an infection has killed most of the population. The only people left are either a few lone survivors like her and the infected: The living dead.

The Doctor is assisted by a Nurse, (Maria Olsen) who it seems has gone completely insane. They "treat" a steady stream of survivors/patients. The only way of "curing" the infection is by surgically removing the affected area, which leads to gruesome results.

The Doctor wants Zoey to replace the unstable Nurse and become his new assistant. Zoey is very hesitant to join the Doctor who is willing to do whatever it takes to survive, no matter how questionable or terrible the acts.

But after a patient offers to trade places with Zoey and do "anything" the Doctor wants, Zoey realizes that if she doesn't do it, someone else will do these terrible things to her.

Zoey has to decide what she is willing to do to survive, and the viewer has to make that same decision: How far would you go to survive?

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what did i just watch.... July 17, 2011
By Obi Wan
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Here's 90% of the movie: Victim tries to make an escape, then doesn't. Victim tries to make an escape, then doesn't. Victim tries to make an escape, then doesn't, etc. The actors hop back and forth between the same two rooms. Then you see the victim is capable of hurting other innocent people, but can't do anything to the one in charge, even though there are tons of makeshift weapons around her.

The acting by some of the actors is questionable. The blood looks like some cranberry syrup you can get at IHOP. I've seen better film quality on youtube.

The only thing I can commend the movie for is what the victim discovers. Other than that, I'm sorry I spent $1.99 on this....

If you want to see how one's psyche may make a turn for the worse or better in an extreme situation, go watch "I Am Legend".
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating exploration of obedience and rebellion December 15, 2010
In the midst of preparing for a weekend trip Zoey [Cari Sanders] is suddenly overcome with dizziness and faints. Men with gas masks move in and transfer her to an underground facility that was set up as a nuclear fallout station. Now it's being used to house the survivors of a viral outbreak that had a 99.9% kill rate. A rare few dropped into a deep coma for days before awakening, untouched by the virus. The station is run by a bizarre and sinister doctor [Will Tulin], who is recruiting survivors for his own plan to restore the population of the world. He treats Zoey with kindness at first, but gradually his plan to subordinate her will to his own becomes clear. The question is, will Zoey agree to help him with his plan, or rebel?

The real experiments that this story is based on showed that ordinary people could do terrible things in high stress situations when ordered to do so by a superior. Shelter shows us, step by step, how such behavior could occur in an emergency. The relationship between the doctor and Zoey is fascinatingly complex, and the surrealistic, just-over-the-edge presentation of events works very effectively to show how a person could become a monster in a crisis. Shelter will make you ask what you would do, and will not let you off with any easy answers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blood, torture, guts and gore. September 22, 2013
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If you like to watch nothing but blood, gore and torture just for the fun of it, you will love this movie. They should have named this movie "Crazy doctor goes wild". The other reviews will give you an idea of the storyline. Yes, the story leaves you with a personal question. Mine was, "why did I waste my time and money to watch this poorly done piece of garbage?"Shellter
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive Reviews May 2, 2013
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I saw this last night, and in all honesty..the gore and certain other things that I will not mention, was just done for shock value. I think most of us have noticed, that some reviews on here for these low budget indie films, are from people who worked on or were in that particular film. I do not know how this film received six awards from the various indie film circuits, but I'm glad I only payed $1.99 for this rental. There was no deep meaning in this film as others have suggested, regarding what we would do to survive. If you do still wish to watch this film...wait till its 99 cents,but you'll never get back those 90 minutes of your life.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How far would YOU go? January 30, 2011
Firstly: yes, that is how it's spelled. With that out of the way, there's a line from Videodrome that's appropriate here: "It has a philosophy -- and that's what makes it dangerous." On one level, this could be seen simply as torture-porn, with Zoey (Sanders) awakening to find herself in a underground bunker. There's been an outbreak of something very nasty above ground, it appears, and she is now trapped with a doctor (Tulin), and an apparently insane nurse. However, as events unfold, it becomes clear that it's the doctor who is the one who has all the issues here, and with the world outside out of bounds, Zoey has to decide how far she is prepared to go along with his psychotic actions, in order to survive. The answer is, much further than you would probably expect. The scene which demonstrates this most convincingly is one which explicitly evokes the infamous Milgram Experiments of the 1960's at Yale, which found out that about two-thirds of participants would inflict what they believed to be lethal electric shocks on others, at the verbal urging of an authority figure. There, of course, the 'punishment' was faked: in the depths of Das Bunker and at the crazed hands of Herr Doctor - not so much.

The 'twist' towards the end is not exactly much of a surprise - we worked it out almost at the beginning. Fortunately, this is not M. Night Shyamalan, and the movie doesn't rely on it for impact [a double twist came to mind, which would have been impressive, if pulled off]. Tulin delivers a very unsettling performance, with every line and look conveying just how far gone he is beyond sanity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok in Theory March 28, 2014
By Sasha
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The acting by the main character was pretty good. The secondary character was terrible. That doesn't make for a very good indie. Especially when interaction between characters is key. The storyline was OK, but executed with weak enthusiasm. Watching was like being stuck in front of a school film. Indies with similar storylines have far surpassed the efforts of Shelter. It's not worth the watch. The thumbnail image is more entertaining.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time
Don't waste your money. Cheap and boring.
Published 1 month ago by Scott L.
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and cheesy
Its ok but not worth the time it takes to watch the movie. I guess it gives you something to do if you are bored.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very scary and thought provoking!
Scared the crap out of me. Just what WOULD you do if you HAD too? No one knows until your in this situation. Check it out!
Published 20 months ago by Bradley J. Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars good and stupid
it was an ok movie but its one of those stupid ones where your setting there thinking to yourselves man she is one stupid .............
Published 21 months ago by jolonda webb
3.0 out of 5 stars Shelter
Cool move. A different look into one of mini possible atrocities due to nuclear disaster! But damn, this was one of the worse possibility! !!
Published on September 6, 2012 by Q
3.0 out of 5 stars Shelter DVD review
Too bad this movie didn't have a budget worth a damn. I thought the two main characters did a fair job of acting. I have seen much worse films with much larger budgets. Read more
Published on November 28, 2011 by bbrockRailFan
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed a bit
Expected little and was still disappointed.....shoulda passed on this one....I hope this helps you to not make the mistake I did and waste your money renting this awful flick.
Published on September 3, 2011 by Dennis
3.0 out of 5 stars Shellter Review
This movie was quite unique and have never seen anything quite as gruesome. If you are looking for gore, this is your movie. Read more
Published on April 27, 2011 by Mandy
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