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Cast: Jay Jay Warren (“Bosch”), Cody Kostro (“City on a Hill”), Sofia Happonen (Woman of a Certain Age), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black) and Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show)

Director: Frank Sabatella

Genre: Drama, Horror

Year: 2019

Rating: NR

In THE SHED, Stan (Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Kostro) have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it - but Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.

As the film opens we see Bane running through the woods before being caught by a vampire who then bites him right before the sun comes up and kills the vampire. Bane now bitten feels the sun as well and heads for a neighbors shed to take cover. That shed happens to belong to Ellis an miserable old man who is in charging of taking care of his orphaned grandson, Stan. Stan and his high school buddy, Dommer are prime targets of the school bullies. But when Stan finds out he has a vampire living in his shed his buddy Dommer has ideas of using the creature to get even with the bullies once and for all but Stan doesn't like the idea and seems more interested in winning back his high school crush, Roxy who has been a part of the in crowd at school. Now Stan must figured out who to get rid of the thing in the shed before it kills him and his friends.

'The Shed' spends a good part of its story sending a message about bullying and Stan moping over his crush. I felt boredom kicking it several times during the film's slow parts but I am glad I stuck it out because it had a entertaining final act where we get blood, action and some vampires that look like they came from "Fright Night."

The film was directed by Frank Sabatella from a story he co-wrote with Jason Rice. Sabatella does a good job with the material and the cast is very good but there is only so much you can do with a creature who can't get out of a shed. The film drags on a little too much in the early and middle stages and the humor just wasn't all that funny but I did enjoy the end and the idea was at least some what original. The Shed is one of those movies that had me expecting more and left me a bit disappointed but if you like vampire films then check it out for yourself. The Shed will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 7, 2020.

Released by RLJE Films

** 1/2 Out Of *****