×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Salvage

"Salvage" forces a young woman to repeatedly relive the day she was murdered by a knife-wielding maniac. Question is, will viewers brave a second viewing and relive the routine slasher-thriller mayhem, unintentional comedy and atrocious soundtrack to catch all the clues foreshadowing the clever twist ending?

With:
With: Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe, Maureen Olander, Jess DeLong.

Playing like the digital-video hell-spawn of “Psycho,” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Groundhog Day,” “Salvage” forces a young woman to repeatedly relive the day she was murdered by a knife-wielding maniac. Question is, will viewers brave a second viewing and relive the routine slasher-thriller mayhem, unintentional comedy and atrocious soundtrack to catch all the clues foreshadowing the clever twist ending? This is prime direct-to-video fare if there ever was any.

Brother writer-helmers Joshua and Jeffrey Crook drum up creepy tension in the early scenes introducing Claire Parker (Lauren Currie Lewis), a pretty college student with a cute boyfriend (Cody Darbe) and a weirdly sinister mother (Maureen Olander). One day, a scary man (Chris Ferry, who produced) breaks into Claire’s home, drags her down to the basement and rips her face off. The next morning, she realizes it was all a dream — or was it? Day after day, Claire keeps running into the same psycho while experiencing disturbing flashbacks from his point of view. Rest assured, it all makes sense in the end. The angry rock ballads playing during the climax, however, remain a total mystery.

Popular on Variety

Salvage

Production: An OffHollywood Pictures presentation of a Crook Brothers production. Produced by Chris Ferry. Executive producer, Drew Oppelt. Directed, written by Joshua Crook, Jeffrey Crook.

Crew: Camera (color, DV), John Barrett Ashmore; editor, Joshua Crook; music, Evan Wilson; production designers, Joshua Crook, Jeffrey Crook. Reviewed at Sundance Film Festival (Midnight), Jan. 25, 2006. Running time: 79 MIN.

With: With: Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe, Maureen Olander, Jess DeLong.

More Film

  • The Jesus Rolls

    Rome Film Review: 'The Jesus Rolls'

    The Jesus lives! The oddball bowling obsessive immortalized by John Turturro in “The Big Lebowski” resurfaces two decades later in “The Jesus Rolls,” a road movie every bit as eccentric as the character he played in the 1998 cult favorite. In a way, the “Lebowski” connection does a disservice to Turturro’s film — an in-spirit [...]

  • Abominable

    Malaysia Orders Cuts to 'Abominable' Over Controversial Map Scene

    Malaysia has ordered cuts to the U.S.-Chinese animated feature “Abominable,” which includes a scene involving a map that portrays China’s contested territorial claims in the South China Sea. The map scene has already caused the film to be banned in Vietnam. The Philippines foreign minister Teodoro Locsin this week called for “Abominable” to be boycotted, [...]

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Universal's Beijing Resort to Partner With Alibaba on Digitization

    Amid fierce controversy about the leverage China has over U.S. entertainment firms with significant mainland operations, Universal Beijing Resort and Alibaba announced a strategic partnership Thursday to digitize the forthcoming theme park in China’s capital. Facial recognition and the use of big data will be the norm at the new resort, which will use an [...]

  • They Shall Not Grow Old restoration

    Peter Jackson Documentary 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Nabs Limited China Release

    The Peter Jackson produced and directed World War I documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” will hit Chinese theaters on November 11. Though it will roll out nationwide, it will do so via the China’s National Arthouse Alliance, which has limited screens. The 2018 documentary puts together interviews with WWI veterans and more than 100-year-old [...]

  • Zombieland Double Tap

    'Zombieland: Double Tap' Hopes to Recapture Raunchy Zombie Magic, 10 Years Later

    Audiences may have a few questions about the sequel to 2009’s hit “Zombieland,” which opens Friday. Why did it take 10 years to make a second one, after the first grossed $102.4 million worldwide on a $23 million budget, making it the third-biggest zombie movie of all time (second-biggest if you don’t count “Hotel Transylvania,” [...]

  • AMC TheatresShop signs, Los Angeles, America

    AMC Theatres Accused of Firing VP Who Complained of Gender Pay Gap

    A former vice president at AMC Theatres filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing the company of firing her after she complained that she was paid far less than her male peers. Tonya Mangels, who was vice president of product marketing, said that in March 2018 her supervisor inadvertently sent her a spreadsheet that included [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content