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Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Mitchel Musso, Brooke Butler, Cleo Berry, Cynthia Murell
After a raging all-night party, a group of hung over twenty-somethings rise to a beating sun and a carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat.
After an all night beach party eight friends awake to find no one else around. The quickly find out that things are not the same, there is something under the sand waiting for them to step on to it. After two of the friends are killed the last six must put their differences aside and figure out a way to get off the beach before becoming the next victim of the sand.
Hot ladies and hot dudes start "The Sand" off as the party is fully under way as the film opens. It is all about fun and games during the all night party but once morning comes the tone changes and it gets serious.
"The Sand" is a surprisingly serious horror film, there are a few jokes here and there but overall this is a straightforward horror film. There is nothing spectacular about the film but it was a lot better than I expected it to be. There are a few cool kills that are done using CGI but they are fun none the less. The CGI work gets a bit more cheesy toward the end of the film but I wasn't expecting some big Hollywood production here so I was fine with it. The film would fit right in on the SyFy channel except that this would be one of their better efforts.
The dialogue is pretty bad at times but the actors do a pretty good job all things considered and their characters are at least developed some what. A few of the actors I enjoyed were, Mitchell Musso(Hannah Montana, Monster House, Phineas and Ferb), Brooke Butler(All Cheerleaders Die, While You Were in a Coma, Geo Tag) and Jamie Kennedy(Scream, Three Kings, Malibu's Most Wanted, Son of the Mask). Jamie only has a cameo role but he really brings the laughs for the short time he is on the screen and it provided the film with much needed comedy to lighten the mood a bit.
There isn't much to talk about production wise, the film takes place on the beach and I already talked about the effects being a little weak toward the end of the film. So did I like "The Sand?” Yes I did, I thought it was a fun little creature feature.
If "tremors" had a son this would be it. If you like this sort of Horror/Sci-Fi then I recommend checking it out. Available on DVD October 13, 2015. You can pre-order it HERE.
The next time you head to the beach you might think twice about stepping on "The Sand.”
Released by Monarch Home Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****