Saturday Special: Red Handed [Film]

 

“When their father is murdered, three brothers descend upon an Oregon mountain river to spread his ashes. After they arrive, one of their children goes missing. One of the brothers was himself abducted 30 years ago when they visited this same river, but he has blocked the incident out of his mind. Only by unlocking the mysteries inside his subconscious, will they be able find the child and return him to safety.” – October Coast PR

 

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Hello Folks! With the holiday season upon us, we here at Trainwreck’d Society thought it would be a wonderful time to attempt to get you all to scare the shit out of yourselves one last weekend before we get all mushy and thankful to be around those we love. And what better way to do that than with a good old fashion child abduction story involving supernatural and occult like reasons? For this admittedly very specific purpose, you can not go wrong with Red Handed. But I will admit, as a film in general, this is a true delight!

Based around a script written by Frank Peluso, also the film’s director, Red Handed is a suspense thriller that hangs on to that “what the hell is happening?” vibe for 90 minutes before relieving you of such anxiety. Which is exactly what a good psychological thriller should attempt to pull off, one would assume. And I am here to proclaim that this film packs it all in a brilliant fashion. Red Handed is one of those films that lets you believe that you understand what is happening throughout its entirety, and then when the conclusion is gifted to you, there is no way you could have foreseen it from the beginning. Wonderfully written, a visible delight, this a thrill ride that is not to be missed. Plus, as we have stated on this very site before, any time you throw children into the mix of any kind of horror element, the scares are going to be even more intense that you could have imagined.

 

 

As far as performances go, there will be no surprise that powerhouse actors like Michael Madsen and Michael Biehn give incredible performances. But the main cast of Red Handed is a pretty stacked group as well. Christian Madsen gives an absolutely career-defining performances, especially in the very real and visceral moments of screen time he shares with his father. But when it comes to the world of suspense and horror, we must always tip our proverbial hats the the women of this world. Kenzi Dalton and Hunter Daily give the performances on both sides of the film’s internal warfare, and are the first two to come to mind, although there wasn’t a bad performances to be seen in this film if I am truly being honest.

Wonderfully told, visually stimulating, and brilliantly acted, what more could you ask for from a suspense thriller that takes the idea of child abduction and cranks that shit up to 11 and will truly leave you in awe? Go see it Folks! Prepare to be scared by something other than your racist uncle who “just can’t help himself”, even on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

 

Red Handed is available now on digital and DVD from High Octane Pictures NOW!

 

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