Horror director Wilson Wyler Concannon(William Sadler) dissapears after a film he made in 1982 called 'The Hills Runs Red' is pulled from circulation. All that is left of the film, is a trailer on the internet. Film Buff and student Tyler(Tad Hilginbrink) is determined to track down the notorious film, and enlists the help of his friend Gabe and girlfriend Serina. Tyler tracks down Concannon's only known living relative, his daughter Alexa(Sophie Monk), who is pretty messed up and working in a lap dancing club. The four travel to the locale of Concannon's house, with Alexa as their guide, to rescue the elusive film from obscurity. What they find instead is a horror way beyond their imagination.
I really liked this gory slasher. It really does what the title says, as the red stuff does run very freely indeed. It starts off in slightly pedestrian fashion, but once inside Concannon's house of horrors, things get very freaky. I found the film quite disturbing, not only the graphic violence but the implications of child abuse too. Okay, the climax of the film is a little overblown, slightly spoiling the creepy build up, but I thought the closing scenes during the 'special screening' of the film, in Concannon's Cinema of horror were great. I also liked the 'spider and the fly' aspect with Tyler gradually awakening to the fact that he's not in control of the situation at all, but in fact he's been picked by his subjects all along. As for the performances, well they are all competant, but Sophie Monk excels as Alexa. Only Sadler dissapoints, as he's a little hammy as Concannon.
A very enjoyable gory horror. 4 out of 5.