‘Horror has no borders.’
Savageland is a 2015 American found footage horror film written and co-directed by Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert and David Whelan. It stars Noe Montes, George Savage and Len Wein.
On the night of June 2, 2011, the largest mass murder in American history occurs in the off-the-grid border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona, just a few miles north of Mexico. The entire population of 57 disappears overnight, and the next morning nothing is left but blood trails into the desert.
The police arrest the lone survivor: an illegal immigrant, Francisco Salazar, who is found covered with the blood of a number of his fellow residents. Despite a lack of convincing forensic evidence, Salazar is charged with all the murders, against the backdrop of racial hysteria and paranoia that permeates the US/Mexico border.
During the trial, a compelling new piece of evidence emerges: something terrible and remorseless passed through the town that night, and Salazar was the only one who recorded it. On one roll of film – 36-photographs – is the record of a gruesome wave of horror, and quite possibly, a haunting glimpse of more bloodshed to come…
Terror Films released the film on February 24, 2017 via VOD sites such as Amazon Instant
” …Savageland works on many, many levels, convincing the audience that what you are seeing is real and delving into a complex subject in a metaphorical and intelligent way. This one comes highly recommended for those who like a little political debate along with their horrors.” Ambush Bug, Ain’t It Cool News
“Savageland provides one of the best, most believable and satisfying reasons for a pseudo-found footage film ever. It had me nodding my head in appreciation.” Michael Klug, Horrorfreak News
The film’s pseudo-documentary style creates a realm, which is mostly believable. Though, there is a line or two, within, that made this watcher laugh. All of the newspaper clippings and interviews are well done. The interviewees, of which there are over a dozen, each bring a piece to the larger story […] The acting is never overdone, nor under-delivered.” Michael Allen, 28 Days Later Analysis
Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert and David Whelan talk to FilmBuzz