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Video Review: Hilarious Look at ‘Savage County’

FilmBuff and MPI Media Group’s and Savage County is now available on DVD and Bloody Disgusting’s is proud to introduce new reviewer Don Allen to the fold. Inside you’ll find his hilarious video interview for the flick that he says lacks a fresh spin.

There’s a reason the Hardell family lives so far out of town: They don’t want company. That’s a lesson a group of high school kids learns the hard way when they trespass on the run-down Hardell ranch to guzzle beer and skinny-dip. After the brew kicks in, the teens get brave, and one of them dares to do a “ring and run” on the Hardell front porch.

But when the old man of the house answers the door pointing a shotgun, things get kind of tense, and before you can say “Deliverance,” one person is dead and the kids are laughing no more. What follows is a human hunting party, and the torture-loving Hardells have Hostel-like intentions for their young prey.

Savage County, directed by fearless first-timer David Harris, started life as a Web miniseries, but due to popular demand, it was turned into a feature and had its premiere on MTV2. The DVD features the uncensored cut that was too graphic for basic cable.

The fresh-faced young cast includes Ana Ayora (Marley & Me), Ryan Carter (OMG/Hahaha), Ken Luckey (90210, Greek), Mimi Michaels (Bones, All My Children), Doug Haley (Heroes, Good Luck Charlie), Ivy McLemore (Cigarette Girl) and Bekah Graf (My Roommate Sam). Jimmy Crosthwait (Lovely by Surprise), Jeff Pope (Black Snake Moan) and John Malloy (My Blueberry Nights) play the bloodthirsty Hardell clan.

Savage COunty is said to be a killer thriller in the classic mold of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostel and Wrong Turn – a bloody tale of brutal violence and the desperate fight for survival.