"Sella Turcica (2010)" Review

Synopsis: Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton) and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser) remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad‘s condition. Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are so pleased to see him alive that they don’t bring attention to his ill appearance. Over the next twenty-six hours Brad’s condition terribly worsens, barreling down to a gruesome conclusion that will change the family forever.

Review: This is the newest film from underground film company Toe Tag Pictures. Over the past few years this company has proven to me and the rest of the horror world that they can do films that have a story and don't have to solely rely on gore. This film has a pretty basic storyline that in some ways seems like it was inspired by Bob Clarks cult film "Deathdream" and what I mean by that is because it follows the basic plot of a soldier who returns from war and slowly turns into something un-human and deadly to all that surround him. Other than that similarity this film really stands on it's own with an amazing ending that just blew my mind. Now I can't say this is one of the best horror films I have ever seen, but I can say that it was damn good and has a great atmosphere to it that helps to create alot of tension as the film progresses. Of course since this is a toe tag film you do get some of the most realistic gore that has ever been put onto film especially the jaw-ripping scene. Now when it comes to the cast you get some pretty good acting that works well for the film but really doesn't shine as anything spectacular. The only character I really honestly really liked in this film was Bradley because the actor playing him did an amazing job at showing the pain and anguish he is going through as he progresses into madness. Overall this is one of my favorite films that I have so far seen from Toe Tag Pictures and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good horror film with a good story.

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Fred Vogel
Genre: Horror
DVD Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 2010
Time Length: 106 mins.
Company: Toe Tag Pictures
Website: www.toetagpictures.com