Death of Evil 2009 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I rarely review products, and I am generally pretty tolerant of low budget films, but this film was so profoundly bad I felt the need to do the viewing public a service and warn them. I could overlook the fact that it seems to have been shot using a camcorder. I could also overlook the fact that the casting seems to show a strong bias towards wannabe ‘wiseguys’ from Brooklyn…including the main character who is supposed to be half Cherokee but who looks about as Cherokee as John Gotti. I could even overlooks the fact that there wasn’t a single person in the cast with any discernible talent for acting.
However, the fact that you can jump days, weeks, or months in time and apparently across continents from scene to scene without even the slightest indication, explanation, or transition, is really annoying. In one scene the two main characters are fleeing the bad guys in a sportscar somewhere in Europe. A second later it is daylight and they are pulling up in front of the main characters Cherokee grandmothers house (presumably somewhere near tribal lands in the USA) in an SUV. No transition, no explanation, not even the slightest attempt at any continuity. The whole film is like this…completely disjointed. To make matters worse, the dialogue is the same. Characters talk at each other or past each other rather than talking to each other. They frequently don’t feel like they are even participating in the same conversation even though they are in the same room and at least theoretically are. While doing that they rapidly change emotions for no apparent reason, react nonsensically to events, and just generally feel like they were scripted by six year old children who are putting on a play amongst themselves.
Some bad films can be fun, this one isn’t, it is just frustrating. This film has the distinction of being the first film in 36 years that I have paid for but could not stomach watching to the end because it was just too annoying.