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      2009 1 hr. 19 min. Horror List
      86% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 20% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A container washes ashore, plunging a sleepy town into violence and terror. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Relentlessly jarring. SALVAGE zips through its first act so fast and smoothly, that by the time you've met the central characters, start to see what the stakes are for each one, and start to wonder how it could possibly unfold into a juggernaut of a horror film, you've already been gobsmacked with the same disorienting fear that the main characters are -- IMMEDIATELY -- subjected to, with no warning signs or routine gags/laughs to break any early tension. Consider SALVAGE the film-version of your first ever experience with ingesting a highly effective stimulant as in caffeine, nicotine, or more appropriately for this analogy, methamphetamine...It's intense. It's seemingly short-lived, and doesn't hang around too long, and when it's run its course, you are going to need to mentally unwind for a number of hours from the abuse your central nervous system just went through. (But this is a good thing!) See SALVAGE. Don't watch trailers, read reviews, or look up anything about it before hand. If you're a horror fan, this low-budget fright flick more than earns its welcome onto your screen. I'm pretty sure when you buy this movie you get a complimentary cargo-freighter of Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Caffeine Pills, some medical needles, and a first aid kit that consists of a Vitamin Water and two xanax bars for post-viewing trauma mitigation. Okay, but wouldn't that be great though? You'd certainly need it... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty poor script and low budget executed masterfully. The positives and negatives almost perfectly cancel one another out for a completely watchable middle-of-the-road type horror. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Pointless, almost unintelligible, gore-fest, made by the BBC to celebrate Liverpool being EU City of Culture, 2008. Not recommended. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member WOW......WOW......WOW......WHAT A THRILLING., ENJOYABLE MOVIE 2 I have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is such a creepy movie 2 watch but it is such a gripping enjoyable movie 2 watch.......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie.....I think that neve McIntosh, shaun Dooley, linzey cocker, ben batt, dean Andrews, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......I think that the director of this drama/horror movie had done a fantastic job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......I think that this is such a creepy movie 2 watch.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE........ The film was one of three produced in Liverpool to celebrate the city's status as EU City of Culture in 2008, and was filmed on the set of former soap opera Brookside. It was produced on a minimal budget, and was the last time the Brookside set was used for filming purposes before it was sold to a private developer. Neve McIntosh won two Best Actress awards for her role in the film. Production Salvage was one of three films produced celebrating Liverpool culture to coincide with the city's status of EU City of Culture in 2008. It was directed by Lawrence Gough. Filming for Salvage had begun by March 2008, when the Liverpool Daily Post reported that the set of Brookside Close had been rented to a local production company to use as a production set. The production was a low-budget production titled Salvage. This was the last time the houses of the Brookside set were ever used for production purposes. It was sold to a private developer months later. Release and reception The film received modest reviews following its release, and was not widely distributed. Despite the best efforts of the set designers, some reviewers did comment on its similarity to Brookside Close. Giving it three out of five stars, the magazine Time Out observed that the film had made clever use of the set. The film, which marked Lawrence Gough's directing debut, won Neve McIntosh an International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actress in 2010as well as the Award for Best Horror Actress at the Fantastic Fest. I think that this is such a creepy movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie......I think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch with such a great cast throughout this movie......I think that this is such a great creepy horror movie 2 watch, as the director keeps you on the edges of your seats throughout this movie as you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A slow burning budget British horror and it was very effective. A town becomes quarantined after a container washes ashore. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Good acting caracters , exciting horror-stuff ...Beth looked cool when she got mad ...fine to watch ! SOMDVD Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard Lawrence Gough's horror thriller ploughs its way through its strange plot pretty thoroughly. Mar 22, 2010 Full Review Wendy Ide Times (UK) It's a promising premise that soon gets stuck in a cul-de-sac. Rated: 2/5 Mar 19, 2010 Full Review Catherine Shoard Guardian The spectre of suburban domestic angst hangs heavy over Lawrence Gough's horror. Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2010 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Besides featuring people we can actually identify with, the film itself is actually pretty terrifying Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 4, 2010 Full Review Alan Jones Radio Times A smartly budgeted and often scary chiller. Rated: 3/5 Mar 22, 2010 Full Review Michael Gillespie The Skinny It's an efficient genre workout, with plenty of shocks and splats and a political subtext, but most impressively, it successfully combines dread with the domestic... Rated: 3/5 Mar 22, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A container washes ashore, plunging a sleepy town into violence and terror.
      Lawrence Gough
      Executive Producer
      Christopher Moll, Lisa Marie Russo
      Lawrence Gough, Colin O'Donnell, Alan Pattison
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 24, 2021