Shallow Ground

Synopsis: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy's true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an unthinkable horror. Before sunrise the living will pay for the pain the dead have suffered.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Sheldon Wilson
Production: Deco Filmworks
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

We just take couple more boxes.

Still we have to wait for Jack

in to load the rest of the stuff out.

Do you know if he comes in?

What's going on with him?

You have to ask him.

Here man must stay

a lot too much, you know?

Harvey shows

he excessively rest this morning.

Yeah. I seriously doubt

he's feeling any pain.

I don't know about you but I have been

forced to get mad out of here.

I thought you like being

in western states.

I did. But too much time close

can drive a person crazy.

Do you know what I'm saying?

I'm taking my recent travel

to see what I end up.

Even able to save that kind of

money working this job?

Well, I put a little bit away.

I don't exactly live an extravagant life style around here.

So you don't know

what you're going to do, then?

Haven't given me much thought,

I guess.

I don't know what to move on

to the next job with Jack.

Well, maybe you figure

more things out.


Jesus Christ!

The phone was bad

for the last half hour.

Something I can help you with?

Yeah, I need my game and

my license renewed.

I thought I go check

the barn around here.

How is it good the time here?

Time to travel a lot, huh?

Now I make I can't help you there.

We closed our shop yesterday.

About 4 hours from now

we're gonna be heading out of here

with the last school buses.

Wait a minute.

I'll play and pack it in?

Close to us, I guess.

The stuff I handle are local.

Advanced construction on the dam here a couple of weeks ago.

Now my pledge to stick around

for anymore.

Hey, you can go back to Pineview

to get license renewed.

You want me to backpack

some like 50 miles...

for allowing a piece paper?

How long you sure your plan

on us sticking around for?

Couple days.

- You'll travel by yourself?

- Yeah.

I don't like the hell!

Sounds like I will be

around to to check it anyway.


Type in the bad shot, you know.

Everytime I a kind of come back

empty handed.

Who wants to throw the tape?

Yeah, well, maybe you get

a better luck this time.

How do you want?

Well, I'm sure I have to tell you

I will be around to collect.

What the hell do happen now?

Oh, Jeez.

He had a knife.

- Where is it?

- He had it when he came in.

On the floor!

I said on the floor, now!

What is the matter?

You take one more step and

I'll hit the trigger shoot you right here.

Jesus Christ.

I just said, f***,

back the hell off.



Oh, Jesus!

I just said, f*** it,

back the hell off.

Stuart, you got to

take a look at this.

Please, don't. I'll will do

whatever you want me to do.

Please don't.


Amy, I'll be right there.

Lord Jesus!

Please, Jack.

I'm right here.



- I can't even feel my arm.

- You're okay.

- I am cold.

- Okay.

- I'll be back.

- You're not going to leave me, are you?

As long as you're out of my sight,

it will be okay.

- Please, Jack.

- You're safe, I promise.


- Whoa, whoa. Easy, Jack.

- For Christ sake, Stuart.

- You didn't answer your phone.

- It's in a box somewhere.

Why a kind you keep me

for a long time?

We need you out of

the station, Jack.

I am done with out place.

Whatever that you handle it.

I don't think so.

You get to want

to see it for yourself.

Is it true, Sheriff?

You're leaving, too?

I want to stop by this afternoon

and tell you myself.

It's been almost a year since

you turned your back on my daughter,

now you're doing it again.

I'm not turning my back around.

There is nothing more I can do.

They never found any body.

She could still be out there.

You should still be looking.

Look, the sheriff from Pineview

is having Amy's file now.

He promised to contact me

if there anything new.

My daughter's gone because of you.

That's something that

never has changed.

Is it okay?

You find the knife?

No, I love it's not here.

The handle of the knife,

what color is it?

What color was it?

He was standing in the middle of the room covered in blood eyes.

I can't tell I paid much attention

to the knife.

Did you see the color there or not?

Red, I think.

It was hard to tell,

what does it matter?

Hey, Sheriff.

Hey, Harvey,

find the knife.

Are you hungry?

Need something to drink?

Get someone you want us to call?

Parents, friend?

My deputy checked you over.

So we know it was not your blood.

That leaves us two possibilities.

One, it's animal blood

and it's some kind of prank.

Exam time out to indicate,

I think, they want kids to be home

in time for dinner.

Possibility number two:

It's human blood.

If that turns out to be the case,

I can guarantee you

this is the last chance you're going

to have to hurt yourself.

I find it hard to believe that someone

who just made the kind of entry you did...

doesn't have anything to say.

Judge it your way!

"No one leaves"

Does either of you leave the man

without the cuff at any point?


None with me.

Then how do you explain this?

I don't like it, Jack.

Get Ray on the phone,

getting some help up here.

No god damned way!

I don't know what kind of game

this son of the b*tch is just playing,

but I'm not playing this time.

- What do you mean "this time"?

- Attemp, Stuart.

He comes back here

just we're leaving,

single me out of

everyone of those photos,

bring the same hunting knife

with the attemp.

So why did he

just showed up like this?

I think he's taking someone else.

His shadow throws on my face.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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