A 666-Character Review of ‘It Stains the Sands Red’
It Stains the Sands Red is about a woman’s long run of bad luck in the American southwest. The film wastes no time, as things start going downhill for Molly—our heroine—in the very first scene. And it seldom gets better for her as it continues. In a way, it’s a road trip movie. It’s two individuals traversing the land and growing as they go. The difference here being that one is a zombie. It’s a strong concept, but the execution is a bit flawed, which makes for a frustrating experience. For every idea that works there’s another that doesn’t. Jokes are hit or miss, the pace feels inconsistent, and some scenes feel forced. Instead of naturally continuing the plot they just force the story closer to the conclusion. It’s not a bad movie over all, it just feels like somewhere in here there’s a better one.