Deep in the Shenandoah backcountry, a killer stalks for prey.
Starring: Heather Stone, and Michael Stumbo
A Johnny K Film
“The Killer of Grassy Ridge” opens on the ridge with a man digging a grave. As the audience gets a look at him and his surroundings, it seems clear he’s up to no good. The radio he’s listening to then mentions there have been some deaths in the area, and for everyone to stay indoors. Unfortunately, there seems to be woman also on the ridge, and calling for help. It appears like she’s calling for the wrong person to help her out.
The man grabs his ax, and makes his way out into the woods. He follows the voice until he finds the woman on the ground in front of a tree. She tells him she has hurt her ankle, and can’t get up. The woman appears at his mercy as the two come face-to-face.
“The Killer of Grassy Ridge” proves how to make a great set up. For the seasoned horror fan, they may catch what’s happening here, but it doesn’t take anything away from the film. The film takes the right pace, and shows the right glimpses of the characters before they ultimately meet. What happens between the characters might surprise some, but what’s truly surprising is how they don’t break pace, and still have a couple of shocking things for the audience as the film comes to an end. The soft creepy music playing against the silence of the forest just tops everything off. Check out this award winning film below, and find out why it still continues to be a hit at festivals!