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The Shed

By Chuck Foster | November 6, 2019

A bullied kid discovers a demonic vampire has taken up residence in his grandfather’s shed – now what? Frank Sabatella examines this quagmire, and makes an all too poignant statement, in his fantastic new horror film The Shed.

Stan (Jay Jay Warren) and Dommer (Cody Kostro) spend their high school years being picked on, mocked, and ignored in their forgotten small town. Stan lost his parents at an early age and now lives with his tough war-veteran grandfather (Timothy Bottoms), while Dommer fends for himself when not being beaten up. While doing chores one day, Stan finds that the shed is occupied by more than just garden tools. Soon things spiral out of control as revenge becomes a very real prospect, and best friends disagree about how to proceed.

“A bullied kid discovers a demonic vampire has taken up residence in his grandfather’s shed…”

Without turning into a cheesy after school special, Sabatella spins a classic ’80s yarn into brilliant social commentary. His characters are all too real, reacting wholly from the abuse and neglect they have known their entire lives. The ultimate question becomes, “Should we use this to our advantage?” It’s a philosophical pondering that quickly turns allies against each other, and every decision made in the film leads to its own stark consequence.

The Shed (2019)

Directed and Written: Frank Sabatella

Starring: Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Chris Petrovski, Francisco Burgos, Uly Schlesinger, etc.

Movie score: 9/10

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"…Stan finds that the shed is occupied by more than just garden tools..."

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  1. Anna says:

    I’d like to know what happened to his parents. What caused their demise? There was never a real full explanation of it. Also, why’d he end up in juvenile detention? Why does the movie end so abruptly without closure?

    • Shelby says:

      If u think of it, it shows a clip of his mother & father. It shows his mother is what it looked like to be a cancer patient ? Then showed his father shooting himself in the head ? My first time watching it but that’s what I got from it. Juvenile detention could be the cause of his parents deaths. The anger, the sadness & hurt built up.

  2. Eva Cramer says:

    I was able to screen this film recently. I completely agree with your review. I was impressed with the concept. I loved the coming of age genre. For an Indy film I was impressed with the cast. Jay Jay Warren did a great job of carrying the film and portraying a hurting kid. The audience can feel his pain. Cody Kastro was great as well. Kudos to these young actors and to writer director Frank Sabatella. Looking forward to seeing more from these actors and Frank too!

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