Macabre...ish Horror Review: Redwood Massacre Annihilation

 

 

Redwood Massacre: Annihilation, 2020/ 1 hr 41 min

 

A serial killer has wreaked havoc on this town and bereaved sister, Laura (Danielle Harris) and her dad, Tom (John Campling) hope to find him. The locals consider it town lore because there were no bodies found but he’s out there somewhere, maybe even among them.

And he is. Sort of. He likes to torture his victims with violence, making it last as many days as possible. Other kidnapped victims, waiting their turn, get the psychological torture. They get to watch. And when they are dead, it’s still not over, he’s a necrophiliac and exhibitionist, he needs an audience for that too.

I guess he’s getting bored because he has changed up his game. He has a plan to get the cops to open the investigation again. But it will not be easy. He not only has to manipulate a lot of people but hide his true nature and plan.

Oh and there are others out to hunt the boogey man, through the forest and to an abandoned ‘military base’. It is so much worse than anyone could have guessed.

This is a very graphic and gory slasher. Gruesome with adult scenes and it begins before the credits. It isn’t an hour and a half of grue, it’s mostly the beginning and end, the tone mellows out to thriller levels in the middle. Oh and there are quite a few twists that are great!
P. S. I love the mask!