Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SAWNEY: FLESH OF MAN (2012) movie review

Sawney: Flesh of Man (2012) d. Wood Jr., Ricky (UK)

Seriously, how do you screw up a perfectly solid real-life horror legend like that of the 16th century Scottish cannibal clan led by Alexander “Sawney” Bean, one that directly inspired Wes Craven’s mid-70s drive-in classic The Hills Have Eyes?

By letting writer/director Wood turn it into a modern day lamebrained amateur detective story (featuring intrepid young reporter Samuel Feeney, no less) intermixed with gruesome in-your-face exploits of generic madmen led by cackling David Hayman. Sexual violence and meaty feats may satisfy less discerning gorehounds, but I wanted a little more flesh on those old bones.

--Aaron Christensen, HorrorHound Magazine

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