|Starring:||Linzey Cocker, Kevin Harvey, Sufian Ashraf, Shaun Dooley, Ben Batt, Dean Andrews, Shahid Ahmed, Trevor Hancock|
|Run time:||1 hour 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Mar 2010|
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Low On Budget, High On StyleBy Adam Wing from Market Harborough, Leics , 16 Mar 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Makes you proud to be English this. Salvage is a low budget horror movie that impresses with its gripping lead turns, stylish direction and thought provoking storyline.
The filmmakers do well to hide their horror in the shadows for most of the film, because quite frankly, it looks a bit rubbish. Don't let that put you off though, what Salvage lacks in special effects it makes up for in tension and intrigue.
The ending feels rushed and had the filmmakers been given longer, the final chapter could've been just as rewarding as everything that comes before it. That's my only criticism though because for the most part Salvage succeeds where most modern horror movies fail, it pulls you in and doesn't let go until the final credits roll. Impressive stuff indeed.
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Gripping filmBy DerW (2 reviews) , 14 Jul 2013You can tell this film is low budget and they seem to have used the set from the Brookside soap to film it. Acting was quite good although storyline sometimes didn't flow well and some bits 'cheesey'.
Less than amateurBy a customer , 28 Jun 2012Utter rubbish - pathetically misdirected, woefully shot, and the plot has more holes in it than a Tetleys tea bag. Come to think of it, I'd rather have watched a tea bag!
Low budget, high terrorBy emmajanedoherty (2 reviews) , 27 Feb 2012Yes this film appears low budget, but then, instead of relying on no expense spared special effects, it plays on your own paranoia, the tension mounting from within your own fears.
This film does not reveal the cause of the mayhem and murder immediately, leaving your own mind to suppose what is happening, therefore inviting your own fears to scare the hell out of you.
I found this film nerve wracking and suspense filled.
I was constantly trying to figure out what was going on, but the twists and turns kept me guessing all the way through.
I was literally on the edge of my seat. The story is clever, the trickle of information put me right there in the film, not knowing what was going to happen next or why.
Even down to addressing my own stereotyping of the female lead, assuming that she was a single mother with no aspirations or achievements, then, with a jolt you find out what she is really about.
When you do finally find out what is causing the terror, it leaves you chilled, questioning whether this really could happen? I thought about this film long after the final credits rolled. Not many films achieve that.
I am a huge horror fan, but find fewer and fewer films evoke any fear or thought. This film does both in bucket loads.
I have raved about this film to friends and family, how did it go under the radar??
I highly recommend this film to horror fans and fans of home grown talent. x
Thin plot, very low budget (it shows!)By a customer , 24 Feb 2012Another 'zombie' movie, but without the American budget. The plot was incredibly thin, and there were so many familiar faces (eg; from Waterloo Road, Coronation Street and so on) that I couldn't get into it at all. The performance from the lead actress just about made it watchable.
I do think Britain has made a lot of good scaries, such as Eden Lake, 28 days later and Dog Soldiers, but in this case, if you are into 'walking dead/zombie' flicks, you should stick to the American versions, they have much more money to spend on special effects etc.
Great Film. Well worth watching.By Grendel (9 reviews) from Southampton , 22 Dec 2011Excellent British film.
Well worth watching and goes to prove how innovative British independent films can be with using the old Brookside set.