Rob Garcia’s directorial debut “Desecrated”, starring Michael Ironside and Haylie Duff, is out on US
this month, courtesy of Uncorked
entertainment and I managed to get a sneak peek at it..
Young heiress Allie McClean (Haylie Duff) and her teenage friends decide to spend the weekend away at her father’s remote country house. The place is being looked after by the caretaker, Ben (Gonzalo Mendez), a former US Marine, who used to own the land the property is built on. But is now employed as a live-in watchman, to keep away squatters and burglars.
The other teens think he’s a bit odd, but pay him no attention. But when members of the group start to go missing, they begin to suspect Ben might have had something to do with it. Not least when they discover what this former marine has been doing to wayward trespassers…
For the most part, the film is your typical low-budget “teens in peril” sort of film, but proves to be a notch above its contemporaries. Most of the cast are regular working actors, from various US TV shows, so actually know how to act. The plot remained relatively engaging throughout, even though it did get a little disjointed towards the end, with the last survivors running in and out of the house all the time.
Plus it also benefited from the inclusion of Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Total Recall), who always puts in a commendable performance.
Overall I quite enjoyed it and considering it’s the directors first full length feature film was actually mightily impressed.
The film is out now on US