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Dreaming Purple Neon (2016)

A drug called purple neon when people abuse it become susceptible to a demon queens demands

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Todd Sheets

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Todd Sheets
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Edwards Jeremy Edwards ... Dallas
Eli DeGeer ... Denise
Millie Milan ... Catriona
Grant Conrad Grant Conrad ... Chris
Jack McCord ... Cyrus Archer
Nick Randol Nick Randol ... Doctor Soloman Clark
Antwoine Steele Antwoine Steele ... Ray Ray
Ricky Farr Ricky Farr ... Tyrone Kane
Jolene Loftin Jolene Loftin ... Mrs. Donovon
Ana Rojas-Plumberg ... April Donovon (as Ana Plumberg)
Daniel Bell Daniel Bell ... Jerry
Glen Moore Glen Moore ... Willie Green
Stacy Weible Stacy Weible ... Beverly
Jodie Nelles Smith Jodie Nelles Smith ... Demoness / Sacrifice Victim (as Jodie Nelles)
Dilynn Fawn Harvey ... Abaddon
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A drug called purple neon when people abuse it become susceptible to a demon queens demands

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Release Date:

31 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$3,500 (estimated)
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An impressive achievement in independent horror.
20 January 2017 | by moviegrrrl-33781See all my reviews

From the beginning of the low budget horror movie Dreaming Purple Neon, two things are obvious; One, this is a well made movie where care has been taken to give the production real quality. Second, this has an actual story to tell. It is not just another slasher movie and has more going on than a typical splatter mess. Not to say that there isn't a huge amount of nasty gore and bloodletting. There is more here than probably a few horror movies combined, but there is also care given to characters and a pretty complicated set up. It takes about 15 minutes or so to introduce the characters and lay the groundwork for all that follows. One good thing is that it moves very fast. Not one frame seems wasted here and the dialogue in the movie is fun and memorable. The performances, while not award winning, are pleasantly organic for the most part. The bad guys are over the top and that adds to charm.

And what follows is pure horror bedlam. Once all our characters converge and interact, things take a very crazy turn and it never stops. A relentless display of effective shocks, creepy atmosphere some actual suspense, Dreaming Purple Neon takes so many twists and turns that at one point I paused the film to catch my breath and collect my thoughts, reflecting on what I had seen. It wasn't because the film is confusing, it is more that it really moves at a fast pace and so much is happening that I really wanted to take a minute to let it sink in. Actually, it is a very linear and easy to understand story with so much going on and I never got lost.

But most fans of these type of movies do not watch for deep characters or complex story lines. They want to know if the film delivers the thrills, gore and nastiness that director Todd Sheets is known for. It does. In fact, gore is abundant throughout the film. One super gross out scene in particular is so over the top in it's chunky excess that I could barely rewind it to watch again. A couple of times. My ass still hurts. There are very few movies today that walk the line between horror and exploitation as well as this one does. For all the graphic scenes of violence this film contains, at its heart there is a wink-and-a-nod sensibility that has the viewer both rooting for the bad guys and waiting gleefully for their comeuppance..

And they do that in ways that I not will spoil here. The blood is plentiful and shocking and the special effects are pretty nasty and impressive. As this movie gets closer and closer to the ending, I honestly had no idea where it would go next. It is one of the most pleasing films in that regard. You can not predict the nest scene. Every new door hides new craziness. And the ending was perfect, but I honestly never knew it was coming. And then there's Gene Simmons. In a movie full of twists and surprises, that scene tops everything else and is worth waiting for. Trust me. Best ending in a movie all year. As a matter of fact, that part alone has made the whole movie shoot up my list and I would call it my favorite low budget film of 2016.

Todd Sheets has done an exceptional job here, crafting a tight thrill ride that is ambitious, original and really over the top. He has done it all with a budget so small that you would not believe it. It's barely enough to buy a good HD TV to watch it on. The lighting and style remind me of horror flicks of the 70s and 80s but also of the old Italian horror movies like Suspiria. But that is not to say it is just a retro rehash. The real pleasure comes from watching a low budget filmmaker who truly has a grasp of their craft, who actually knows how to make a movie, attempt to get as much as possible from a good location and a tiny budget. It is a fantastic horror film that embraces the lack of money and uses new ideas and audacious gore to embrace the low budget horror crowd. This is unpredictable horror and is undoubtedly an impressive achievement.


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