Wednesday, 10 April 2013

DVD review: Dead Bodies Everywhere (2011)

A group of seven friends embark on a weekend getaway. When they get there, things seem a bit off. They come across Arthur Grigsby, a brutal serial killer who has one goal: Kill Everyone. Dead Bodies Everywhere is written, shot, edited and directed by Shea VanLaningham. The acting is pretty bad but I wasn´t expecting any awardwinning performances. The camerawork and editing is pretty decent. There is no suspense and zero sense of atmosphere. The soundtrack is pretty good. The audio is atrocious, it´s either too loud or too low. In some scenes it´s very hard to hear what the characters dialogue but beware, don´t raise the volume as in the next scene the audio probably goes up and you´ll probably blow your speakers. The lighting is decent, some scenes are way too well lit considering that the scenes are supposed to take place at night. There´s some gore, it consist of both poorly done computer rendered fx and some decent practical fx. Some of the computer rendered/visual fx stuff look just plain weird, for instance in a scene where a character gets an ax in her back. Most kills take place on screen but there is a scene where there´s a quick cutaway and it is a very weird edit. In the T & A department we get some female topless nudity.
This review is based upon region all (region 0) DVD release from End Of Line Productions.
Rating: 1 out of 7. Dead Bodies Everywhere is a zero budget feature flick and it best to be aware of it. It´s a straightforward slasher, if you´re familiar with the genre you know what you will get. It´s the technical flaws that brings this down crashing, the atrocious audio, the lighting, the bad computer rendered fx more or less kills it for me.


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