Sawed Off – Movie Review
Director: Hunter Johnson
Writer: Jody Barton, Hunter Johnson (Screenplay)
Writer: Chuck Wagner (Story)
- Eva Hamilton (Ruin Me)
- Trae Ireland (Tales from the Other Side)
- Jody Barton (Beyond the Law)
Plot: Two hunters, friends for years and vying for the affections of the same woman, find themselves on cursed land where they keep killing each other and coming back to life.
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Sawed Off starts when Frank (Ireland) and Jon (Barton) head out to a remote cabin to visit their friend Marjorie (Hamilton). Both men have a thing for Marjorie and after the pair go hunting, an accident sees Jon shoot Frank.
The problem is Frank survives and the pair spend an afternoon killing each other, with them both returning. When they explain to Marjorie, they learn of the bigger she has been suffering through. Pushing the friends to work together to figure out what is going on.
Verdict on Sawed Off
Sawed Off is a horror that sees three friends trapped in a woodland area after getting together for a weekend. This sees their true emotions for each other coming out, as they get caught in the middle of a twisted game.
The story looks to channel ‘The Evil Dead’ with the ideas of unexplained supernatural events going on in the woods. This nightmare situation creates wacky moments when it comes to the guys finding different ways to kill each other. While the bigger picture tests friends between everyone. There is also even the same camerawork used to keep everything close to the ground.
Final Thoughts – Sawed Off is a wacky low-key idea along the lines of The Evil Dead.