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Junkyard Dog

New to DVD is B Movie horror thriller Junkyard Dog, a serial killer has kidnapped his latest victim and it’s up to a resourceful Detective and a local Sheriff to get to her before time runs out.

New to DVD is B Movie horror thriller Junkyard
Dog, a serial killer has kidnapped his latest victim and it’s up to a
resourceful Detective and a local Sheriff to get to her before time runs out.

Audra (Galadriel Stineman) is on her way to a Halloween party,
driving down a questionable road her car breaks down. Help soon arrives, but it
soon becomes clear that Audra is in terrible danger.

Brad Dourif is one of America’s
finest character actors, with his debut as Billy in One Flew Over The
Cuckoo’s Nest
earning him an Oscar nomination, his work voicing Chucky the
murderous doll from Childs Play giving him cult status and his
outstanding performance in all three seasons of the sorely missed HBO series Deadwood
garnering him rave reviews and an Emmy Nomination.

So it is a shame that he isn’t in higher profile movies, but he always
brings his A-game to whatever role he is in big or small.

Vivica Fox stars as troubled FBI
Agent Samantha Deatherage, assigned to the case and teams up with local
Sheriff Holk (Dourif) to track down the killer known as JYD (Junkyard Dog).

All films that are inspired by true events have to be taken with a
pinch of salt, maybe more so with the horror genre. Junkyard dog has its share
of creepy moments but it never fully gets under your skin, the serial killer
set up is well worn and whilst the movie has a solid premise it doesn’t add
anything new.

There’s a misguided attempt to humanize the killer, but this subplot
soon runs out of steam and it’s back to the stalk and slash mode.

Clichés and by the numbers plotting aside, it’s always good to see
Vivica Fox in a leading role and the legendary Brad Dourif is as watchable as
ever in his brief appearance. It might not be a great movie but there’s enough
gore and creepy atmosphere to keep horror fans happy for 90 minutes.

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