DVD Review: BONEHILL ROAD

BONEHILL ROAD was written, produced and directed by legendary underground filmmaker Todd Sheets and stars Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Linnea Quigley, Millie Milan, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Gary Kent, David E. McMahon, Douglas Epps and Aaron Brazier.

Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?

The movie follows Emily (Eli DeGeer) and her daughter Eden (Ana Rojas-Plumberg) who live in an abusive household. When Emily decides she’s had anough of her husband’s husband (Aaron Brazier) violent ways, she clocks him with a frying pan and finally leaves the loser after years of mental and physical torment. Emily and Eden hit the road with plans to go to her father’s house for safety. The girls take the rural route out on some old country roads and then something else happens to them when they end up at the intersection of Wolf Road and Bonehill Road.

What happens is, Emily ends up hitting some kind of animal that crosses the road. They stop to see if the animal is okay but end up getting chased down by something and it leaves them in a hairy situation. No pun intended! They take refuge in an old farm house but find out what’s lurking on the inside might be as dangerous than what chased them there in the first place. Inside the house are Suzy (Linnea Quigley) and Tina (Millie Milan) who are being held captive by Coen Anders (Douglas Epps), a cannibalistic psychopath. The night turns into a complete nightmare and fight for survival for Emily and Eden who escape from one bad situation and find themselves caught up in the middle of something much worse.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The reverse sleeve features an image from the movie. The DVD disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, I kind of enjoyed watching Bonehill Road because it’s a low budget indie film that packs a hairy punch. The story about this mother and daughter who flee an abusive relationship was interesting but the rest of the it ends up being the same old horror movie routine. You know, people get stranded out in the middle of nowhere and get chased by monsters and in this case it’s werewolves. At least this one has a psychopathic cannibal and rock star wannabes in it. Be sure you watch through the end credits. As far as the acting goes, some of it’s okay and some of it’s kind of amatuerish. Oh well, this is an indie film after all. These werewolf movies are always hit and miss because most of the creature designs and effects look atrocious but this old school-style werewolf thriller kind of pulled it off plus it included lots of blood and gore to boot. I’m sure these are cheap ass suits but the lighting helps sell the creatures through most of the scenes. Never put your cheap suit in full lighting! Look, it’s not a great movie but it is a cheesy good time that kills an hour and a half. Bonehill Road is available on DVD so be sure you put this one on your radar.

Distributor: Wild Eye Releasing

Run Time: 85 Minutes

Rated: Unrated

DVD Video: Widescreen

DVD Audio: English LPCM

Subtitles: N/A

Special Features: There’s a behind-the-scenes featurette that includes interviews with some of the cast and crew who talk about their experiences making the movie.

  • Full Moon Madness: Behind the Scenes of Bonehill Road (40:08)
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