FILTH TO ASHES, FLESH TO DUST (2011) Reviews and overview

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Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust is a 2011 American horror film directed by Paul Morrell (Texas Chainsaw Musical – short) from a screenplay by Derrick Bishop (who also stars).

The movie also stars Meredith Laine, Linda Bella, Allison Ochmanek, Anton Troy, Teodorico Paul Sajor, Diana Quezada, Bianca Lemaire, Eric Lewis, Nicholas J. Leinbach, and Christina Iannuzzi.

Filth To Ashes Flesh To Dust. That was the motto the serial killer known as “Purge” lived by. A schizophrenic, driven by voices to delete the unworthy, the impure from the human landscape. But if no one is perfect, and we all have flaws, virtually no one is safe.  

A group of college bound friends find that out the hard way as a trip to the presumed dead killer’s lair turns into a nightmare: Purge is alive and well. Trapped beneath the ground where no one can hear or help, the six teenagers must face each of their own weaknesses and fight Purge with everything they’ve got, if they want to see daylight again…



” … one of those flicks that deserve an A for Effort, as its obvious the filmmakers were attempting to make something solid, regardless of the miniscule budget and a cast of recent drama majors. There’s an attempt at creating a dreadful tone throughout, some cool lighting effects, and enough gore to sort of satisfy the horror hounds out there.” Ammon Gilbert, Arrow in the Head


“Purge’s hideout only contains instruments of death and some old newspapers. There is no explanation about how he sustains himself. His clothes are trashy and permanently stained with blood. However, he manages to keep his mustache and goatee perfectly groomed. All of the kill scenes are stupid.” Dusty on Movies


“Purges’ lair looks terrific and a damn fine set. It was dark but never too dark and well lit. Purge is a fitting villain. When he attacks, it is with a viciousness that I loved, throwing them around like ragdolls. The rest of the cast all do fine jobs for a group of relative unknowns. The film is good, not great though.” Corey Danna, Horror News


” … minor quibbling aside, Filth To Ashes is a pretty damn good horror film made for almost no money and it certainly puts some of these bigger budgeted films to shame. There are some terrific kills and good performances throughout the film. I’m looking forward to more projects by all of those involved in the future.”  Gerald Iribe, Why So Blu?

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