Staunton Hill [Blu-ray]
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Top Customer Reviews
I'll just give you the lowdown in a few points.
Story-Several young people are walking through Virginia in 1969 and meet up with a crazy family. There is a little more to the story but that is the setup. Wow, original!
Acting-It wasn't completely horrible since they mostly talked for the first hour.
Gore-Nothing happened for the first hour and then there were maybe two decent scenes, but nothing you haven't seen if you've watched any torture-porn type movies in the last 5 years.
Scare factor-Zero! I don't know what else to say. There was no tension whatsoever. I swear that there was more tension and suspense in a Disney movie. I am not kidding!!
There is more to complain about but I'll just leave it that Cameron Romero should stay away from making movies and leave it to his father. I haven't liked all of George Romero's films but he knows what he's doing.
Yes we have seen films of this nature before but I especially love this sub genre which includes movies such as The hills have Eyes,Texas Chainsaw massacre,Timber falls and Backwoods just to name a few and I'm not saying this is as good as Hills,Chainsaw or Timber falls but it still works in my opinion.
Any movie in which the freaks in question skin their victims then throw the remains to the pigs is good in my book.
The characters were fun and campy ,the acting not bad and the story I found enjoyable as well.
The gore was done with old fashioned special effects,no CGI.
I love the old school way of doing gore.This gore was done very well for the budget and I have actually watched it three times and am buying the Blu ray even though I have the DVD..It's set in 1969 and it works as long as your not looking for every little detail or flaw.
I think it's a nice addition to the hillbillies from hell Genre.This rating system I have always found to be a bit odd because 4 out of 5 stars seems like a 9 out of a 10,I'm not saying that.
An Amazon 4 means you liked it,I liked it therefore I gave it a 4..On a 1-10 I would give it a 6
Let's start with the plot. Hitchhikers in the 70s stumble their way onto a cannibalistic family. We know that it's the 70s because the fact is ham-fistedly made clear from the pick in the African-American guy's hair (Kiko Ellsworth as Boone) to footage of the race riots. The fact that it's the 70s has almost no bearing whatsoever on the plot other than to remove the convenient issue of cell phones. It does have one upside; the footage has the grainy feel of a 70s film.
SPOILER HILL: There's a subplot about attempting to graft limbs onto a dying girl. It takes place on an entirely different set, complete with an attractive assistant who never shows up elsewhere in the film. The connection between this scene and the rest of the movie is Quintin (Charlie Bodin), a failed medical student who is conducting some unorthodox surgery - surgery we can only assume will save the dying girl that we know nothing about.
Quintin lures our unsuspecting victims to their doom with a friendly demeanor and an offer of a ride. Romero doesn't seem to understand foreshadowing, because he makes it very clear that Quintin is actually part of the crazy family within the first ten minutes. By the time it's revealed that Quintin is actually the mastermind of the operation, Romero intercuts the revelatory scene with every clue from the first half of the movie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie gave me the creeps.And places like in the movie scare me.Not for kids.Gruesome killings.Done by the son/nephew of George Romero of the classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.Published 12 months ago by Alexander the Great
Putting it plainly this movie was simply not good on any redeeming level. If your looking for sheer terror this film doesn't deliver much at all. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Natja K.
like the movie saw it on cable and like it so i wanted to buy it finally got it wowPublished on March 13, 2013 by seetheartsoftly
I can tell you that most modern horror films end up leaving me feeling angry. Angry that I had to endure some genuinely stomach-churning gore...for absolutely nothing. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Syd Dithers
Horror icon George Romero's son Cameron doesn't fare so well in this thrill-less thriller. Horrid acting, an illiterate script and inept direction make for a disastrous film. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by Michael Butts
I had to forward through some of this. I blame the writer. Has some decent effects in the gore aspects and the camera work through these scenes is decent. Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by J. P. BONNER
This movie is bad. Not in a "so bad it's campy" way and not in a "so bad it's disgusting" way. Staunton Hill is an amateurish mess from a director who is obviously learning his... Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by Michael J. Tresca
I saw this low budget attempt at horror and was very disapointed. This film is so slow and feeble I had trouble sitting through it. I had thought that maybe G. Read morePublished on November 9, 2010 by zombielover
Several things. Cameron Romero must be adopted, or he hates his dad... because let me tell you this movie is an insult to the family name. Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Brent Parker