Countrycide (2020)

There’s no stopping low-budget auteur Brett Kelly: He’s 40 credits deep on his 20 year resume — and he’s back in 2020 with his soon-to-be-released meshing of the Ouija board and monster shark franchises with . . . Ouija Shark. Yes, a witchboard that summons an evil shark. The premise is so wacked that you’ll stream it to see what’s rattling around Kelly’s brain.

However, with this offering, he’s meshed the serial killer and human death sport genres (which we explore in our review of The 10th Victim).

Abby needs to get to her sister’s wedding cross-country, but can’t afford the plane fare and she doesn’t know how to drive. Basically, she’s useless. So she ride-shares with her “he’s-not-my-boyfriend,” Mike. Traveling on-the-bone (sorry), they decide that, instead of staying in a hotel, they’ll camp in the woods. And they “hook up.” And Mike disappears. And Abby can’t find the car. And she wonders through the woods and gets caught in a bear trap — and a hungry wolf is on her trail.

She comes to find sanctuary — she thinks — courtesy of three kind hunters who take her to their isolated cabin. Then she discovers that she’s inadvertently become the perfect “contestant”: these hunters fancy hunting humans. And Mike was their last prey. And she finally finds her inner “girl power.”

If you’re a fan of Kelly’s oeuvre and enjoying binging the various low-budget mockbuster hybrids of the streaming universe, such as Raiders of the Lost Shark and Jesse James: Lawman, then you’ll recognize a lot of the dependable, working actors in Countrycide. If your into hicksploitation flicks*, but are burnt out from re-watching all the classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as Hunter’s Blood or Baker County, U.S.A, then this Kelly romp fills that redneck psychos gap.

Wild Eye Releasing is now offering Countrycide as a free-with-ads stream as part of their TubiTv channel.

* For more hicksploitation flicks, be sure to check out our “The Top 70 Good Ol’ Boys Film List” that explores down home films from 1972 to 1986.

Disclaimer: This was sent to us by the film’s PR company.

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