Redsin Tower (2006)

Option 1Option 2

Avg Rating: 2.9 / 5. Voted: 28

No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA:
Directed by: Fred Vogel
Starring: Bethany Newell (Kim), Perry Tiberio (Mitch Allen), Jessica Kennedy (Becky Adams), Peter Schmidt (Phil), Meghan O’Halloran (Emily), A.C. Earing (Steve), Billy D. Martin (Carl), Fred Vogel (Phil’s older brother)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:27:38
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Scat, Vampirish creatures

Plot – Spoilers:
Fred Vogel of August Underground fame, steps out of his zone here – maybe he shouldn’t have.

So we have Kim breaking up with Mitch the bitch, who when he’s done weeping, loses his mind and goes looking for her. Kim and her friends meanwhile have decide to party at the Redsin Tower, a shady place at best.

The film takes a while of bad slasher buildup before Mitch finally gets to the tower, but when he does, there are other entities lurking around.

Redsin Tower is a stepdown for Vogel and is probably worth a watch only for its relatively rare-to-find nature. It also doesn’t help that the quality of the copy here is of the potato kind.

guest
19 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
miighty
miighty
January 4, 2021 10:45 pm

This and Sella Turcica showed us that Fred Vogel should really stick to more rugged August Underground-styled films. He’s clearly very skilled at gore FX and depicting depravity, but writing dialogue, directing actors, visual composition, narrative storytelling and other such directorial qualities are clearly beyond his grasp. The AU films showed off his skills and opaqued his deficiencies, with these kind of films it’s the other way around.

Either way thanks for this. I saw it years ago and haven’t been able to find it since, so it’s cool to know it has a home somewhere even if I don’t really want to watch it again.

Jonjo Lyons
Jonjo Lyons
January 5, 2021 12:52 am

You beautiful bastards. Been looking for this for a while. Thanks!!!

????
????
January 5, 2021 9:51 pm

i think that booze they were drinking might’ve been formaldehyde.

Virydead
Virydead
January 6, 2021 9:50 am

If you don’t expect too much your going to enjoy it. Watchable film

fred fat
fred fat
January 6, 2021 11:14 pm

not bad but stupid ending

Bcm
Bcm
Reply to  fred fat
April 17, 2021 3:20 am

arnt all most all movies with shitty ending? makes you hungry for more or wait for number 2 hahaha. movies is like cancer disease for us humans xD

Zombie Chris
Zombie Chris
January 7, 2021 2:16 pm

Been trying to find this film for ages as a fan of the AU films

Sadly this doesnt hit the mark for me, takes a little too long to get going (which wouldnt be a problem if the dialogue was better) and when it gets to the action, the gore isnt really upto what i was expecting from ToeTag (although the effects are well done)

Still glad i have seen it, only Sella Turica to see and i have finished the collection

Bcm
Bcm
April 17, 2021 3:18 am

man the movie called the silence is still my favorite horror movie it’s a master piece with rich story and lot of potential. i love movies like that not just empty low budget acting crap.

Zed Man
Zed Man
June 20, 2021 1:31 pm

Too slow at the start, but when it got going there was some decent gore and fx and it was genuinely creepy. I quite enjoyed it unlike the AU series, which was just pointless crap designed to gross ppl out. That said, there was some gross stuff here too, vomit, maggots and a torrent of shit, so if thats not for you, you should pass. Overall, well done.

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Zed Man
July 30, 2021 8:42 am

Well done is right.

This was respectable, professional work. The actors were trying hard and did a great job. Camerawork was nice.

I don’t understand the guy above who was hating and believe he might be spouting nonsense to get attention by stating that Vogel can’t film.

It is sad when films like this have less than 3 stars. However, the people reviewing movies on this site are like Nobel Winning physicists compared to other movie reviewing websites where the average person is in reality an angry goat with half its brain missing. So what do I know rofl (Nothing. Absolutely nothing).

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Jimothy
July 30, 2021 11:09 am

Fred Vogel has matured into a good director since his AU trilogy which was just a gross out project with no story or plot to speak of. After Redsin, he made Sella Turcica and then in 2018 a movie called The Final Interview, both films have the obligatory gore but they have actually had some thought put into them and contain a storyline and not just pointless garbage. I guess maturity comes with age when making movies and he is there now.

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Zed Man
July 30, 2021 1:28 pm

Strangely enough, I would disagree that AU is pointless. I’m a violent film critic (although I tend towards support these days) and there is something to be said about his trilogy and their position (in horror specifically).

In words, his movies seem to get (necessarily?) mentioned when a conversation about “extreme” horror sparks up (along with A Serbian Film, Vomit Gore Trilogy and 120 Days of Sodom).

People should be able to say anything they want? Comics shouldn’t have to fear how their next bit will affect their career (because it might tickle an influencers sensitive bone in the wrong way)! Racism needs a chance to express itself in dialogue so that it can progress away from its darkness. If people are forced to contain their negative experiences and feelings inside, it leads to stress and I swear most of these people can’t handle stress in a healthy way. Not everybody is resourceful enough to find an outlet!

In an analogy with law, his movies set a “precedent” that people can turn to. Let’s not get bogged down in details (eg original precedent was actually a 1922 movie by Wilhmur von Schmidt) and simply appreciate the audacity someone had to put himself out there like that.

I’m convinced that his intentions were initially based around shock value and catering to niche interests. However, I would be personally shocked to know that there was no initial whiplash, and yet, he soldiered on with 2 sequels! Note that “regular” people FAINTED!! (wtf?) while watching the screenings of “Raw” (beautiful french horror movie about cannibalism).

Anyways, even though the war he unintentionally registered for was already lost, I appreciate the effort immensely. Returning to my analogy, the law isn’t there to strictly decide what is right or wrong. No, that’s the role of the (usually respectable and intelligent) people who interpret that law on a case by case basis. The basic law is there so stupid and vile people don’t hurt themselves (not an absolute truth).

To be clearest, I doubt the vast majority of people will view his movie as impactful as I do and will essentially view it so that they may comment that “they were aroused” (sarcastically, of course). Therefore, we don’t need someone advocating for freedom of speech through film since the only language these baboons understand is the language of the machine gun and pistol. To them, the movie is a circus trick.

In summary, even though the series aren’t pointless per se, because the average person who watches his movie is an apple tart, it ends up as a more or less useless work. So I guess you’re right. Damn, you were right?

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Jimothy
July 31, 2021 2:30 am

Dont get me wrong, I enjoy gory films but cringe at anything involving children whether it be abuse or killing of such and I dont like anything to do with vomit. Things like that just gross me out, but I know what youre getting at with your comment, each to their own. Thx for replying, cheers!

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Zed Man
July 31, 2021 3:34 am

It wasn’t a kid though. It is a god damn product that is actually being manufactured! (To be precise, enough people wanted such a product that they produce it!! Although now I’m doubting myself since you’re not a joker, however I’m 80% sure of this series of statements)

Combine that with the fact that he breaks the fourth wall with the textual script and it is a nontrivial sequence in cinema.

Hhhhhhhhhh
Hhhhhhhhhh
July 29, 2021 12:05 pm

Legit fell asleep this shit was so boring.. disappointed Fred! :/

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
September 17, 2021 2:11 am

Great film.

Being
Being
September 30, 2021 3:01 am

Dumb ass ending, bad acting, bad script, awful FX (stupid looking lizard puppet, screen flashing, shaking and spinning), some ok gore, and an okay campy exploitation vibe… 3/10.

Spuco
Spuco
December 20, 2021 10:17 pm

I have mixed feelings about this movie, I’ve watched worse shit, this is Charles Band tier. Some parts were ripoffs of evil dead and that 2000s remake of house on haunted hill but Vogel didn’t get any of them right. I think is still a good movie to watch on halloween, and I have a soft spot for those cheesy nu metal soundtracks.

Cyanide_Lollipop
Cyanide_Lollipop
January 11, 2022 3:40 pm

Truly gross and effed up. I watched standing up, and found myself literally cringing in the invisible demon rape scene; ugh the green crotch slime and maggots… Anyway, totally worth the watch. Mitch is hysterical. He reminds me of the gore version of Ghost Busters Rick Moranis character-whatever that demon’s name was? Zule, or something?