films seen
4
average score
2.00*
nationality
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Play Dead

2022 / 106m - USA
Thriller, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Play Dead poster

A surprisingly capable film from Patrick Lussier. His track record isn't the greatest, with some pretty poor horror remakes messing up his oeuvre, but Play Dead is a nice change of pace for him. Not that it is a very original or remarkable film, but as a horror/thriller mix it does just about everything right.

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When a robbery goes wrong, one of the perps ends up in the morgue. The other one escapes and seeks help from his sister. When they run through the events, they quickly realize that his mate's iPhone can be used to implicate him, so their only option is to sneak into the morgue and retrieve the phone.

The first half is built on tension, with some fun (but somewhat predictable) reveals to keep things interesting. The finale adds a touch of horror to the mix. The performances are solid, the build-up of the tension is on point and while a tad long, the film never drags or gets dull. Prime horror filler.

The inoffensive

Drive Angry

2011 / 104m - USA
Action, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Drive Angry poster

Big nopes

My Bloody Valentine

2009 / 101m - USA
Horror
1.0*/5.0*
My Bloody Valentine poster

Irritation overload

Dracula 2000

2000 / 99m - USA
Horror
0.5*/5.0*
Dracula 2000 poster