Bastard (2015) reviews and overview

   

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‘The lucky ones die first.’

Bastard is a 2015 American slasher horror feature film directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young (Threshold) from a screenplay written by the latter.

The movie stars Rebekah Kennedy, Ellis Greer, Dan Creed, Will Tranfo, Tonya Kay, Burt Culver (Clowntergeist), Ryan Shoos.

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Plot:

Five strangers – newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways – become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence knBastard-slasher-horror-movie-2015-Amazon-buy-linkown in an isolated mountain town…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It’s got sarcastic serial killer lovers, Jason Bateman style pretty boy murderers, cannibal children, meat cleavers to faces, and a giant purple dildo used as a bludgeon. The twist is actually shocking and gruesome. The movie has just enough clichés to make how subversive it is stick out. It is fresh, new, and fun.” Dread Central

“In a genre that has seen it all, done it all, and have done it death all the time, it is refreshing to see a film that takes so many chances to create something while odd, at least unique and very entertaining.” Wicked Channel

“Patrick Robert Young and Powell Robinson deliver on every level with their debut thriller that goes for the horror fans mind as well as their heart. Bastard is worth all the attention it has been getting.” Sinful Celluloid

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“In a genre where shallow characters have become a cliche and are satirized to the point that even the satire become a cliche in and of itself, Bastard plays completely straight-faced. There is no little wink-wink, breaking down the archetypes of a decades old genre.” The Blood-Shed

“The effects are spectacularly gruesome and will give you those “holy shit” moments we all love when watching horror. But they never sacrifice story to achieve them, which is a balancing act some new film makers don’t quite get to. Oh yes, Bastard has a story. And it’s a mind f*cking, no hold barred tale…” Horror Cabin

“There is some good in Bastard, though, and it shows up in the final 20 minutes where the real horror starts to settle in. It goes from being largely by-the-numbers to unexpectedly dark and gruesome, which was a welcome surprise after the middle portion of the movie.” Rhino’s Horror

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“Cleverly written and well acted, Bastard is gory and intriguing and will be a favorable part of anyone’s movie collection. Packed with old school horror techniques but unique in its storytelling, Bastard is the best dramatic slasher film I’ve seen this year. Greer steals the show amongst a character driven storyline with a creeptastic killer.” Horror Society

Bastard is good fun slasher that knows where it is going and knows how to get there. Powell & Young certainly have talent and I can’t wait to see where they go next (once you see the film you might know where!).” Haddonfield Horror

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“The killer is brutal–to put it mildly–and the first kill we see onscreen–when a bartender gets his spine ripped out of his body–sets the tone nicely. It was brutal and gory and well-executed. And if you’re wondering why the film is titled Bastard, just stick around to the end. Everything becomes crystal clear.” Anything Horror

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Release:

Bastard premiered at the After Dark ‘8 Films to Die For’ horror festival on October 16th 2015.

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THRESHOLD (2020) Review and overview