A new week, three new horror films to talk about. First we have Deathgasm. This seemed like something that should be right up my alley, but ultimately, it’s not very good. It feels like a Todd and the Book of Pure Evil rip off, just not as good. The premise is something we’ve seen before, some slacker/nerd/geeks form a band and summon a demon by accident. Maybe it’s better in Australia where it’s from, but it didn’t do much for me and it should have. I usually like horror comedies, but something just didn’t translate to me. I will give it credit for having some really good kills, especially the scene with the sex toys, but ultimately it falls flat on the enjoyment level. I can see some people liking it, even people I know, but I wanted more and it didn’t get there.
Next we have Kill Game. This is pretty much a I Know What You Did Last Summer clone, but with more gore. I’ll give this credit for the blood and kills, but it’s nothing original or interesting. In high school, a group of kids pulled pranks and bullied others. Five years later they start getting picked off one at a time and have to figure out who his killing them. The biggest issue is that all the actors look way older than the 22-24 year old age range they are supposed to be playing. They graduated high school in 2010, but look much older. Plus the ending tries to be smart and layered and have a surprise twist, but by then I didn’t care. I didn’t see the point in the one dead kid having a twin brother he didn’t know about. It just didn’t push the plot anymore than it needed. The acting was subpar and the story is something we’ve seen a thousand times before. The liposuction scene was pretty good though.
Last we have Little Dead Rotting Hood. All you need to know about this is how terrible that name is. This tries to feed off (pun intended) the werewolf craze of the past few years and, well, it’s not very good either. Eric Balfour and Bianca A. Santos star, but when those are the two biggest names in the credits, that’s also telling you something. Some of the practical effects are good, surprisingly good for a movie like this, but the film is generic an uninspired. Everything about is subpar and Straight-to-Video-esque so don’t expect a game changer. Some good kills, but that’s about it.