Friday, April 18, 2014

Death Do Us Part (Anchor Bay DVD) - You May Want to Elope

Death Do Us Part is a fairly straightforward slasher flick. The theme surrounds a group of friends celebrating a couple's upcoming wedding in a cabin in a secluded region, engulfed in booze and surrounded by secrets and infidelity. While the story is a standard march to the end with bodies lining up to be slaughtered, the killer's identity actually remains hidden for quite awhile. It's nice to be surprised at the end of a formula slasher flick, but unfortunately, you have to get to the end of the movie first. That means treading through bad dialogue, less than adequate performances (not campy, just uninspired) and some rather bland kills. At least the filmmakers throw us a red herring now and again to keep the whole mess interesting.

Synopsis from Anchor Bay:

Kennedy Jamieson (Julia Benson, Stargate Universe, That Burning Feeling) has waited her whole life for her perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris (Peter Benson, The Killing, Arrow), it looks like her dream is about to come true. Except for one thing - the young couple hasn’t had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan’s best man Chet (Kyle Cassie, True Justice, Lost Boys 2: The Tribe) books a remote cabin in the woods to throw them a “Jack and Jill” party that they’ll never forget. It doesn’t take long before things take a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. Kennedy and Ryan had planned for the celebration of a lifetime – but how long will that lifetime last?

Best part of the movie? The shower scene, and the only injustice there is that you really don't see anything, but there's hint of boob that demands attention (not to be twelve years old or anything). There's also a male strip tease that features some rather amusing underwear. I'm not sure that that's a reason to watch the movie, but maybe a warning to our squeamish gents.

Death Do Us Part is average. It has a rather shiny cover that actually had me curious. Well, the curiosity didn't killer this viewer, but it surely made me more skeptical about judging movies by their covers even if it is with a positive twinge. Maybe the 80's truly have returned. The disc does include a Behind the Scenes feature if you find yourself interested enough to check er out.

Death Do Us Part hits April 15th. Order your copy now.

-Doc Terror

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