Kill (2011) Movie Review
Directed by Chad Archibald, Gabriel Carrer
Available from Troma
Reviewer: Horrorphilia Jason
The Lowdown: A low budget “Cube-like” movie that doesn’t build up enough steam to have you give a damn.
6 strangers wake up in a house, wearing solid white clothes, with no recollection how they got there or why they are captured. All the rooms are boarded up with no visible ways of escaping. Clues start to appear along with a key that is found. Men dressed in tiki masks are torturing and haunting them while they figure out how they can escape. They soon find out they only way of escape is to kill each other.
The synopsis sounds oddly cool and intriguing, but too bad the movie wasn’t. The movie actually reminds me kind of like another low budget Canadian film called Cube. In that film, total strangers worked together to try and escape a maze of moving rooms, this movie the strangers work together to find a way out of the house. Of course not everyone plays nice, and you add in the aspect of the lurking Tiki Men, and chaos eventually breaks loose. Just too bad it was too little too late.
My biggest fault with the movie was the acting. I believe this was a combination of two things. First off there was some amateur acting, second the way the audio was recorded (dry?), it amplified the shittiness and drove me fucking nuts. There were moments that got better but overall it was painful to watch. I was the most frustrated I’ve been watching a movie in a long time. I love indie horror and I’m used to less than stellar acting but for some reason this was too much.
There are a few twists and turns but not enough to keep you interested throughout. The movie went a little too long to get to the kill or be killed section of the movie. The action scenes towards the end were framed ok but nothing awe inspiring. The big reveal was a decent enough twist, but the actor and the way it was presented was too over the top. I dug the scene with the knight. Effectively weird and creepy.
Bottom line: the acting mixed with the pacing, was enough to give it a thumbs down.
Final Rating: 4/10