13 Eerie – Canada, 2013

‘We prey for you’

13 Eerie is a 2013 Canadian horror feature film directed by Lowell Dean (WolfCop; Another WolfCop), making his feature film debut, from a screenplay by Christian Piers Betley (Hex). Don Carmody (Hidden 3D; Silent Hill; Skinwalkers; et al) co-produced. It stars Katharine Isabelle, Michael Shanks and Brendan Fehr.

Six forensic undergrads, Megan (Katharine Isabelle), Daniel (Brendan Fehr), Josh (Brendan Fletcher), Patrick (Jesse Moss), Kate (Kristie Patterson) and Rob (Michael Eisner), are assigned to complete a scientific field exam on a deserted island known as Eerie Strait, where life-term prisoners were once held and corpses lay dead.

Professor Tomkins (Michael Shanks) dispatches them into pairs to examine corpses in different areas as part of staged murders. Shortly, Larry (Nick Moran), an ex-con who transported the group, warns partners, Megan and Kate, about finding the unexpected corpse of a skinhead female. Rob spots the zombie in the woods and tries to warn his partner, Daniel, who dismisses it…

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Reviews:

” …13 Eerie manages to be entertaining and even fun. The ending seems a little extended, but the climax is action packed. The actors each deliver something unique. And, the setting of a body farm is an interesting place for a horror film to take place. Zombie indie film fans will especially like this outing, despite the predictability.” Michael Allen, 28 Days Later Analysis

” …has a lot going for it in the beginning and while it does fall back into a pretty standard zombie film it’s still entertaining. It certainly delivers the goods and it isn’t boring. It’s just disappointing considering where it might have gone if the script had some balls to it and didn’t try to play it so safe. The acting and makeup effects make up for some but not all of what the script lacks. It’s still worth a watch though.” The Black Saint, Horror News

 

 

“An unusual setup isn’t enough to save 13 Eerie from falling into the pit of clichés created by itszombie and slasher forefathers. Once you get past the idea of watching something truly novel and settle in for another helping of the usual, you’ll find a competently staged and acted production.” Rohit Rao, DVD Talk

“The movie delivers in the production value department despite its low budget, including an overturned and exploding prison bus for added measure. Unfortunately, the story gives up on adding any real depth to the eye candy and the interchangeable characters are just grist for the mill.  Those content with any excuse to see the dead eat the living in satisfyingly horrible ways can add 13 Eerie to their list.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

“Overall, the direction and special effects truly sell the film, with an entertaining venture into the zombie sub-genre, and bring a touch of Toxie to the storyline with a reference to chemical spills and the cruelty to prisoners, with the experimentation of drugs, and other biological means disregarding them. The ending of the film, really sets a clear tone of both fun for the viewer, and the tension measuring at an equal rate…” Baron Craze, Rogue Cinema

 

” …what we have here is a cool little cross between Jeepers Creepers and the foreign film Mutants. Even with the film’s story issues it’s 80 minutes of good solid undead ass kicking. Great practical effects and a technically well made product make this a horror film definitely worth checking out!” Adam the Movie God

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” …this one looks good, it is competently acted and directed, has very good special effects, but has nothing in the way of a story or interesting characters […] The rotting zombies at times feel like a Fulci throwback. A competent movie, but it doesn’t make much of an impact.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

Choice dialogue:

Larry: “This place… is one stop from Hell!”

Cast and characters:

  • Katharine Isabelle as Megan (The Girl in the Photographs; Torment; American Mary; et al)
  • Michael Shanks as Tomkins (Red Riding Hood; Mega Snake; Swarmed)
  • Brendan Fehr as Daniel (Silent Night; The Forsaken; Final Destination; Disturbing Behavior)
  • Brendan Fletcher as Josh
  • Nick Moran as Larry Jefferson
  • Jesse Moss as Patrick
  • Kristie Patterson as Kate
  • Michael Eisner as Rob
  • Lyndon Bray as Captain Veneziano
  • Ryland Alexander as Tattoo Zombie
  • Shannon Jardine as Skinhead Nazi Zombie
  • Jason Truong as Thug Zombie

Box office:

The film took an impressive $21,234,567 against a reported budget of $3 million.

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