DVD Review: River of Darkness
By Phil Allely
Having met TNA’s Kurt Angle and interviewed him about not only his wrestling career, but his budding acting one, I had high hopes for this release by his own company G2 Pictures. However even though it starred Angle in the lead role of Sheriff Logan this horror thriller film failed to ignite my interest too much.
That’s not to say that this is a movie to steer away from, if you take it as a throwaway made for TV style effort with a reasonable story, then you will get something from your viewing. It is fun to see how Kurt handles having more serious dialogue than when in the wrestling ring, he also does have a certain stage presence that if explored could be interesting in future efforts.
River of Darkness is about a small river town’s inhabitants and a series of horrible murders that befall them. The murders are quite graphic, so perhaps keep youngsters away from this movie due to that. The murders all lead back to a shady piece of town history and the return from purgatory of long-deceased river squatters the Jacobs Boys (former wrestling world champions Kevin Nash and Psycho Sid Vicious).You can pick up a copy of this movie form all good stockists and online stores, visit www.g2pictures.co.uk for information on other releases too