2019’s The Shed has come to Blu-ray thanks to the fine folks over at RLJE. Being one of this last year’s only vampire movies that I can recall, I am pretty happy that we got a copy in to review. So let’s take a look.
Telling the story of Stan, an orphaned and troubled teen living with his doozy of a war vet grandfather who is emotionally, if not physically abusive. Stan struggles with the day to day as he misses his great parents and gets bullied on daily at school along with this best friend Dommer, by the biggest asshole in the school.
Seeing Stan and his friend get their ass kicked at school is rough, because is brings back memories that everyone has witnessed or heard about during their own stint in high school. So you start off with a distaste in your mouth. You really want something good to happen for this guy. And that is when he discovers a …thing in his shed.
Thinking it is some crackhead hiding out back there, Stan sends in his grandfather’s dog to scare them out. But when the dog turns up dead, he figures it out that this is something much more dangerous hiding in the shadows.
Dommer sees this Vampire stuck in the shed as a gift – a final answer to the bullying problem; but Stan isn’t so sure. He just wants life to go back to normal. But that decision is soon taken away from him.
The Shed was a bit of a surprise to me. The opening scene with Stan and his parents was some of the worst acting I have ever seen, but you immediately find out that this was done on purpose to an extent. After that, the acting picks back up, but never actually gets to the believable state. I did enjoy the story, however, and the vampire was pretty good looking. Overall, I would say this is worth a watch to any die hard vampire fans, as there hasn’t been much in the last year or two. If you’re looking for some cheap horror thrills, this might sate the itch, but there’s likely better out there for you.
The Shed may not be the most high budget movies out there, but the visual and audio qualities are both perfectly fine. There’s a lot of interesting shots where they play with light in order to show the vamp’s weakness, which I really liked. Similarly, the color palette was pretty good to watch.
The audio track is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, and it makes decent use of the channels. There’s nothing to write home about, but it has it’s exciting moments as well.
There are no special features for this release.
Our Recommendation for The Shed:
The Shed doesn’t exactly do anything exciting or new, but it is a fairly interesting lower budget vampire horror film. If anything in that last sentence speaks to you then give it a shot. If it doesn’t sound like your jam, then it most likely isn’t. Personally, I didn’t begrudge my time spent with the film and didn’t like it enough to really desire extra features, so this bare bones release suits my needs and I could see myself watching it again sometime.