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GOLDEN AGE
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Reviewed by: Donny Broussard

Directed by: Cullen Carr

Starring:
Cullen Carr
Mindy Wester
Nick Crawford

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Burton just lost his job, his wife is sleeping with his best friend, and he has somehow gotten himself into a heap of trouble (that's southern slang for: Burton is in deep shit).
Is it good movie?

Looking at the cover for Golden Age I was expecting a smoldering pile of shit, but it wasn't smoldering at all. It wasn't great, but for what it is, which is a very low budget short horror flick by a first time director it holds up pretty well. The script is much stronger than most films that fall into the shot-on-a-dime horror category, and the editing was also pretty good for a flick like this.

Director/actor Cullen Carr made sure to pepper this flick with his influences. There are horror posters all over the walls, and even an homage to Cannibal Holocaust. There is also a warning at the beginning of the flick that tells of gore and nudity so offensive that if you happen to be and old person with a heart condition, or George Bush you might want to leave the room. What I hate about these warnings is that they almost never deliver and that is true in this case as well. Carr should have just relied on the strength of his script.

The acting is pretty good in some spots, and pretty bad in others but with a low budget flick clocking in at 30 minutes this kinda comes with the territory. I could tell that Mr. Carr loves horror films, and it was also evident that he put lots of love into this flick.
Video / Audio
Video: The video is in widescreen format, but the color is pretty weak.

Audio: Audio is nothing to write home about, but you can hear the actors clearly.
The Extras
There is a somewhat entertaining Behind the Scenes featurette , some deleted scenes, and cast/director commentary.
Last Call
Take Golden Age for what it is a pretty cool first film, and a throwback to a time when horror flicks were much more fun than they are now.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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