SheBorg (aKa Sheborg Massacre) is a 2016 independent science fiction film written, edited. produced and directed by Daniel Armstrong (MurderDrome, Metal Murder 3D, Fight Like a Girl, Creature Cabin, and Nova Star). It was produced by Anthony Moran (Z3d52, MurderDrome, and Fight Like a Girl) for Strongman Pictures Entertainment. The budget was an estimated $20,000. When an alien fugitive (played by: Emma-Louise Wilson from Wentworth, Utopia, Pacific Heat, and Metal Murder 3D) crash lands into a local puppy farm and begins turning people into machines that feed on puppy flesh. Best friends Dylan (played by: Whitney Duff from Tin God, Mondo Yakuza, Cult Girls, and Lazybones) and Eddie (played by: Daisy Masterman from Creature Cabin, Nova Star, MurderDrome, and Kuu Kuu Harajuku) follow rocker Rik (played by: Mark Entwistle from Creature Cabin) to the puppy farm that leads them to this gruesome situation. They have to decide whether or not to take on the SheBorg menace and save the world from these monstrous machines of destruction!!!!
SheBorg actually lives up to it’s amazing artwork and marketing campaign. Sometimes, you get fooled by the artwork and concept when it comes to these smaller low budget features but this one delivers on everything that you would expect from it. This reminds me of the late 80’s or early 90’s direct to video sci fi flicks that were really popular on home video back then. The script is fun and the small cast has nice character development here. The two leads have really good chemistry together. Whitney Duff and Daisy Masterman are both solid as the two girls always looking to get into trouble but find themselves in a situation that’s beyond anarchy. They make this one more interesting with their crazy interactions.
Mark Entwistle is very unlikable as the egoistical rocker that gets everyone in this disaster but he’s only worried about himself when it comes to survival. Emma-Louise Wilson was very impressive as the main villain and she looked awesome as the Sheborg. That’s one of the best things about this independent feature. All of the cyborgs look better than expected especially for their tiny budget. Sheborg is brutal when it comes to the kills and violence, the old school practical special fx from Ali Knapton (Snap Factory, MurderDrome, The Heights, Itch, Alien Arrival, and Crestfallen) are great in this. The production design helps boost the post apocalyptic look in this. They spent their money in all the rights spot here. I can see the Troma influence all over on this one and it reminds me of their earlier work. Sheborg is lots of fun and it’s full of gore, it’s one of the best Wild Eye releases in the last few years, RECOMMENDED!!!!
Let’s talk about the high definition presentation from Wild Eye Releasing! This 1080p (1.78:1) transfer looks solid for it’s very low budget and it has some stylized cinematography for it’s chaotic atmosphere. The English: LPCM 2.0 track is decent but it definitely kicks during the madness from the murderous cyborgs. All of the dialogue is clean and the music has a nice boost to it. It has English subtitles.
Let’s discuss the special features from Wild Eye Releasing! It has the almost 19 minute “Chaos Provides: The Making of Sheborg Massacre”. It has interviews with director Daniel Armstrong and various members of the production including the cast. This one is very detailed for it’s running time. It gives you an inside look into low budget film making. They go over the script, characters, actors, and fight scenes. They chat about the production design and fx on a small budget.This extra definitely makes you appreciate the movie even more. It has the music video for “Puppy Farm Massacre”. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!