Friday 9 November 2012
DVD review: Murder University (2012)
A series of brutal, cult-like murders are taking place at a New England college. Josh Greene (Jamie Dufault), a shy freshman, is the lone survivor of a series of murders that are reminiscent of a similar string of killings some twenty years prior. As he seeks to uncover the secret behind the attacks, he is joined by Detective Forrester (Michael Thurber), who was instrumental in halting the bloodshed before, and his daughter Meg (Samantha Acampora), who had barely escaped being a victim previously. Murder University is written by Lenny Schwartz and is directed by Richard Griffin. Good acting, especially from the main characters Jamie Dufault and Samantha Acampora who have genuine chemistry. Michael Thurber is great as the hard as nails detective. The flick is professionally shot and edited. The soundtrack is great! The pacing is good and we get a nice mix of frights, gore and funny moments. It´s gory, mostly practical fx but there are some brief computer rendered fx but these are used in conjunction with the practical stuff. The fx look great! There is quite a bit of T & A and sexual situations.
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This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Scorpio Film Releasing Video.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot! Heck I more or less loved this from the fantastic opening title sequence until the end credits this is a joy to watch. A well made, very entertaining, funny, gory and not totally predictable flick that gets my highest recommendations. If you are a fan of 1980s slashers you must check this out.