Post by nightflyer on Dec 28, 2008 20:21:45 GMT 10
Plot: In the midst of a relocating country town, a naked teenager who is covered in blood wonders into the Sherriff’s Station. Convinced that he is linked to a murder from a year ago that was unsolved Sherriff Jack Shepherd is determined to find out the boys identity and how he is connected to the case that has haunted him for the past year.
Stars: Timothy V Murphy, Stan Kirsch, Patty McCormack and introducing Rocky Marquette.
Director: Sheldon Wilson
My Thoughts: Occasionally a film comes along and surprises its audience. For me Shallow Ground was one of these films; with a rumoured budget of only 72K, Sheldon made a film that he should be proud off. He managed on a very limited budget to give us a nice suspenseful thriller with some pretty wicked special effects.
Rocky’s Role: Playing the part of Bloody Boy, Rocky is extremely memorable; and not because he is simply naked and covered in blood. His character has no dialogue throughout the flick and everything that Rocky needs to get across on screen is through action and look. This is hard enough to do with dialogue, but without it I could imagine would be even more so; and for a first time movie role Rocky nails it.