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BLOOD RIDERS (2013): Review…A Devilishly Good Indie Horror Flick

bloodriders-posterBlood Riders is a blood-soaked adventure comedy about 4 young friends who stumble upon a body after stealing a car.  That discovery pushes the friends on a road trip around town during which they try get rid of the increasing amount of corpses.  Along their wild ride the kids encounter neo-Nazis, punk artists, devil worshippers and a plan to resurrect Hitler.” – IMDb.com

Writer/director Lari Teräs weaves a blood-drenched tale in his feature directorial debut Blood Riders: The Devil Rides With Us.

After getting passed some bad ADR in the opening scene, I was able to settle down and enjoy this crazy ride.  Blood Riders is, after all, a low-budget horror-comedy.
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The story is balls out crazy, never really slowing down to catch it’s breath.  Sure, there are some moments where the characters stop to reassess after being involved in a blood bath, allowing viewers to get in some of the all important character development, but for the most part it’s travel to a location with bodies in the car, to create another massacre to add to the body collection.

The young and mostly inexperienced cast is great; sure, there are some moments when the inexperience shows a tad, but this is certainly something to be expected and one aspect of indie filmmaking that I love.  Caitlynne Medrek as Zoey in particular is spectacular, and is one of the many elements that raises this above most indie fare.

Overall this is certainly one I can recommend; though the comedy elements are subtle, the adventure these kids take will envelop you in the story, keep your eyes glued to the screen, and keep your heart pumping!

 

 

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Chad Armstrong

President/Co-Owner at LC Films
Chad Armstrong is a writer/producer/director who was born and raised in Long Beach CA. In 2009 he relocated to Alabama where he founded LeglessCorpse, a site dedicated to independent horror films, and soon after created the indie horror distribution company LeglessCorpse Films (currently known as LC Films). Not only is he co-owner of LeglessCorpse.com and LC Films he is also President of the newly formed Back Aisle Video label. Chad's most recent feature film is Deimosimine, and currently in development on the feature film Blood Dancers 2: Full Moon.

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