Posted on 10/16/12 12:04 PM
Storm Warning is nothing less than a perfectly above average exploitation film. It's something that gives it's audience just what they would expect from it and gets the job done perfectly. There was a lot of talent pitched in to make this film. Particularly Everett De Roche, one of the pioneers of Ausie exploitation horror who wrote Roadgames and Razorback, and also Long Weekend and it's remake. Which coincidentally shares the same director Storm Warning has, Jamie Blanks. He does his absolute best with the nuts and bolts plot and the budget he is given and crafts a solid and enjoyable gorefest for horror fans and non-horror fans. The film shifts from atmospheric to wildly bloody to great effect and boasts a talented unknown cast who take the script seriously enough to make a very tense low-budget thriller. It's effective finale is really worth waiting for, and the setup itself draws inspiration from various other classic pieces of work such as The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Having said that it can't argue that it's original and it certainly can't grasp any subtext beneath the wince-inducing gore, but overall if you like Ausploitation, your going to love Storm Warning, it's incredibly ruthless, and even more so insanely under rated.