Saturday, 2 June 2012

DVD review: Girl Number Three (2009)

First I´d like to thank Herschel Zahnd III for sending me a DVD of his film.
Max Carpenter (Julia Streble) was on her way to her sorority´s annual Halloween costume party when she is abducted by a gang of  masked men and taken to an old textile factory in a secluded part of town. Cold, bloody and beaten, Max unwillingly becomes part of a sadistic night of terror that will take her  to the edge  of madness and brutally push her over. Girl Number Three is written by Nathan Thomas Milliner (it´s based on a graphic novel by him) and Herschel Zahnd III who shot, edited and directed the film which is made on a shoestring budget. Considering the very limited budget the film looks good due to it being nicely shot and edited. The acting is for the most part pretty good and especially Julia Streble is quite nice in her part as the girl who is pushed to far... The film manages to give us a few twists along the way which is nice and adds to the entertainment value. The soundtrack is nice. There is violence and gore, it´s pretty standard indie practical gore make-up fx which looks decent thanks to the way it´s shot and edited and possibly also due to the film being in black and white. There is no T & A in it, actually they work around it quite nicely.
This review is based upon a DVD screener provided to me by the director.
Rating: 6 out of 7. I liked it, I did get a kick out of it. I look forward to see more from Herschel Zahnd III.


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