"I got to "preview" this movie via a supermarket dvd; I hated it only because it was so cheaply made. After I found out the cost to make it was $4,000, I thought, wow what a great movie for so little money. I watched it again and - boy do I love this movie. The story is great. I listened closely to what they were talking about, rather than focusing my attention on the paperweight skeletons. This is a love it or hate it movie, many will hate, but I got past that, and now I even love the cheap scenery and special effects. The score is magnificent - reminds me of John Carpenter's Vampires score. Plus - I love Kane Hodder."
2007 Tabloid Witch Award winner
Thomas M. Sipos | Santa Monica, CA | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DEAD NOON won for Best Visual Effects, and an Honorable Mention, at the 2007 Tabloid Witch Awards in Santa Monica, CA.
The high concept is brilliant -- HIGH NOON done as a horror western. As in HIGH NOON, some bandits return to take vengence on a sherrif, who recently married and stays to protect the town rather than run away with his wife.
The difference is, these bandits were killed by the sheriff's ancestor. And they've been released not from prison, but from Hell.
DEAD NOON's energetic style evokes EVIL DEAD and the work of Quentin Tarentino. A lively, gory, fun horror western, with a strong moral core.
Better than I expected
Movie Freak | California | 03/06/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A very pleasant surprise. A friend suggested that I watch it, but I knew this was a very low budget movie so I really didn't expect much. However, it was better than I expected it to be. It actually kept me entertained. The production quality was definitely low-budget, however The special effects are impressive when you consider the budget, or lack thereof, that they had to work with. As for the acting, it was better than I expected. The performances by the actors Kane Hodder and Kelsey McCann, who were in effect setting up the story, are actually extraordinary. Definitely far superior to what I would expect to see from actors in a low-budget "straight to DVD" horror film. Again, I found it a fun way to spend an hour and a half. Just understand they obviously didn't have the budget of, say, Avatar."
Uma | CA, USA | 04/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked this movie, especially if you listen to the story being told it makes the movie even better. It kept my interest and I was really surprised by the ending. I'm going to watch it again because I know I will even catch more of the story."
Dead Noon movie review
M. Bajuk | 10/30/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed Dead Noon. It is sort-of a follow-up to the old movie High Noon, where the bad guy, when dying, says something like "I'll get even -- I'll be back". It is supposed to be scary (maybe) but is really a comedy. It has a lot of great lines and some fun action scenes. I like the idea that it is told as a story.
The sheriff is really a cute guy with his dimple. Wonder how they filmed him jumping over the deep canyon and almost slipping -- it looked real.
The extra things in the "making of" with the shower scenes are hilarious.
I recommend watching this for pure entertainment. The first few minutes are pretty slow, but stick with it. It's worth watching.