The Redwood Massacre – UK, 2014 – overview and reviews


‘Evil doesn’t die easily’

The Redwood Massacre is a 2014 British horror feature film written and directed by David Ryan Keith (Attack of the Herbals; House of Shadows). The movie stars Mark Wood (Lord of Darkness), Lisa Livingstone (In the Spider’s Web), Lisa Cameron, Rebecca Wilkie and Alec Westwood.


In the US, Uncork’d Entertainment released The Redwood Massacre on VOD and DVD on July 7, 2015. In the UK, the film was released on DVD on July 27, 2015.

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For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood farm has all the hallmarks of being an exciting and thrilling camping weekend away.

A popular site for revellers and party goers, each year on the exact date of the famous local family massacre, people from around the country head out to the site to have fun and scare each other.


Events take a bloody turn for the worse when the innocent campers discover the Redwood myth is in fact a horrible bloody reality, which turns the unsuspecting victims into prey for a mysterious axe wielding maniac that has remained dormant for twenty years…


“Completists will get a kick out of exploring The Redwood Massacre, but for the rest of us, this film needs to turn over a new leaf.” Benjamin Poole, The Movie Waffler

The Redwood Massacre looks beautiful and was filmed with a creative eye, but it is overall not that successful. The impressive kills and gorgeous dark red blood don’t make up for the fact that the characters fall flat, and that the story and the killer’s origin story is not as fleshed out as it should have been.” Michele Eggen, Wicked Horror

“The human fodder is dumber than usual in putting themselves in harms way, and that’s saying a lot. There’s relatively lots of gore from the repetitive slashings by axe, saw and machete as well as very bloody beatings with bare fists. A complete waste of time for everyone involved.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

“The “trip in the woods turns bad” plot seems like a standard slasher storyline, but it felt even thinner than that. It’s very short storytelling, and then several really long drawn out kill/chase scenes for almost the entire movie. The acting wasn’t horrible, it’s simply…. present. Nothing more, nothing less.” Billy Cargo, Modern Horrors


“Drinking from either the half-full or half-empty end of the movie’s glass depends on one’s tolerance for straightforward, low-budget horror fare.  Suitable enough for a night of traditional slasher entertainment, “The Redwood Massacre” is one of those disposable movies where some short time after the fact, you’ll be unable to recall if you actually saw it or not.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

” …very minor negatives to what overall is a excellently bloody cinematic experience. This is a fine slasher film that for the most part is excellently paced and will have you hooked from the very first minute to the very last.” Stuart Anderson, UK Horror Scene


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