MurderDrome (2013)

logoDirector: Daniel Armstrong

Writer: Daniel Armstrong, Louise Monnington, Trent Schwarz (Screenplay)

Starring: Kat Anderson, Rachael Blackwood, Jake Brown, Anthony Cincotta, Demonique Deluxe, Gerry Mahoney, Max Marchione, Tony Markulin, Daisy Masterman, Amber Sajben


Plot: Roller Derby sensation Cherry Skye loves nothing better than competing in her favorite sport. When Skye catches Brad’s eye the sparks fly. Unfortunately, she also catches the ire of Brad’s ex, her Roller Derby nemesis Hell Grazer! If that isn’t bad enough, the heat generated by this romantic rivalry arouses a malevolent demon-spirit, hungry for human souls – especially Skye’s! Trapped between the wrath of Hell Grazer and damnation at the Gates of Hell, she has no option but to throw down and sort this mess out the only way she knows. Welcome to the Murderdome.


Verdict: Different


Story: Well this was different and the same all in one go. I personally have never seen a film that revolves around roller derby. So the idea that we have a group of roller derby players on the run works for me. Facing up against the supernatural also works well and we get all this for a grand total of just over $5000. Sure we get very generic characters this is simple to watch, fun and full of blood splatter. This gives you what it says on the tin and never tries to confuse you or throw in silly twists. Add in this is Australian horror which I love at the moment. (6/10)


Actor Review


Amber Sajben: Cherry Skye young skater who gets given a locket from an admirer, but after it turns out the locket could be important to stopping a potential evil spirit taking over she must fight this spirit before it takes her soul. Good performance as the bubbly roller derby player. (7/10)


Rachael Blackwood: Hell Grazer rival player and former love interest to Brad, who doesn’t want him to move on and date Cherry. She comes off as the bully villain of the piece but does end up getting what is coming her way. Solid villainous bully performance. (7/10)

hell grazer

Jake Brown: Brad young man caught up between two women and an evil spirit, he struggles to skate while trying to impress his new love interest. Simple supporting performance of a young man stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. (5/10)


Be-On The-Rocks: Momma Skate the evil spirit that has come back from hell to continue building her body count. Staking around with her weapon, that leaves plenty of bodies and blood splatter. Good villain creation that you will remember for some of the kills. (7/10)

 mama stake

Supporting Cast: All good supporting performances that each add something to the story, usually a few laughs but also are used to create some well created effects for kills. (7/10)


The Creepy Janitor That Seems to Follow Skye Around
The Creepy Janitor That Seems to Follow Skye Around

Director Review: Daniel Armstrong – Good direction to create a good solid low budget horror film. (7/10)


Action: Most skating for action through the back streets and some roller derby action too. (7/10)

Horror: Plenty of gore and blood but very few jump scares. It was more about the gore which works well. (8/10)

Sports: Nearly the whole film is shot with the characters skating around the streets during the night. (9/10)

Settings: Nice setting used to make each scene feel scarier than it could have been. (9/10)
Special Effects
: For the budget the effects are great, but don’t go expect perfect ones. (9/10)

Suggestion: This should be watch by all the horror fans out there it shows you, you can make anything with any size budget. (Horror Fans Watch)


Best Part: Bitch Face made me laugh to nearly every line that came out her mouth.

Worst Part: It is hard to find something to criticise in such a low budget film.

Kill Of The Film: Trans Em

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Dead Hooker in a Trunk


Oscar Chances: No

Budget: AUD 6,000

Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Minutes

Tagline: It’s not a game anymore


Overall: Low Budget Horror at its Best

Rating 75

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