Film Review: 'Dead Love' blends horror, romance

November 4, 2018

 

The new film 'Dead Love' in a deliberately slow-paced manner meant to emphasize building tension and tonal shifts. It uses the slow-burn-method of suspense in a manner that makes Ti West seem like Steven Spielberg.

The film begins as a morbid love story without any real horror elements manifesting until the second act. The horror elements dominate the third act but the contrast seems to stark at times to completely work.

The plot concerns a young aspiring musician (Grayson Low) mourning the death of his mother and unable to pay for her funeral. Two weird sisters (Kate Linder and Nicole Elizabeth Olson) that run a local funeral parlor give him a break on the price -- romance blooms between he and the prettier of the pair, who turn out to harbor a repulsive secret (no spoilers here, although certain elements will seem familiar to jaded horror fans).

The script by Emanuel Isler and Chad Israe contains some original ideas that borrow slightly from vampire mythology (no, the sisters are not undead). But the climax reduces a principal character to an exposition dump and it seems too awkward compared to what has come before it.

Colin Floom and Greg Nemer direct the excellent cast wonderfully nd strike the right balance between romance and gloom throughout most of the film. The excellent cinematography by Luke Askelson takes full advantage of the claustrophobic interiors and beautiful mountain exteriors.

This is an original, elegant film that contain original ideas despite a flawed third act. Horror fans looking for something different should definitely check it out.

 

Please reload

So grateful for _c2e2 featuring _paralum
yourstyle.com (1).png

The Bloody Man is a Must-See for 80s Horror Fans

August 5, 2020

Film Review: 'Zeta' an interesting but mixed bag

August 3, 2020

Gen Con Goes Online for a Subdued, but Fun Experience

August 2, 2020

VIRTUAL COSPLAY CONTEST ALERT! Use Items Around Your House and Create the Ultimate Cosplay

July 31, 2020

Animal World War Kickstarter Now Live

July 24, 2020

1/6
Please reload

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Vimeo Social Icon
  • SnapChat-Logo-3 (1)

Disclaimer: Some of the links on this website are affiliate links. Meaning at no additional cost to you, we earn commission for clicking through and making a purchase to links that we provide. Thank you very much for your support!

© 2015 by "Geeks A Gogo".