Monday 26 November 2012
DVD review: Death on Demand (2008)
Twenty years ago, ice climber and adventurer Sean McIntyre (Jerry Broome) savagely murdered his family and hung himself in the attic. The murders are an unwelcome and unspoken oart of a town´s history until Richard (Dan Falcone), a savvy college student, convinces three couples to spend Halloween night in the house and solve the mystery during a live webcast. As they move through the abondoned house they soon realize they are not alone. In this web of horror, the night becomes a fight for survival. Death on Demand is written by Brian O´Hara, Kevin Burke and Adam Matalon who also is the director. The acting is semi-decent and there are a few highly annoying characters in this, the camerawork and editing is good. It never gets especially scary and there quite a bit of intentional comic relief (made me think of American Pie), mostly consisting of cheap laughs. There are some good gore on display here, we get a couple of on screen kills. There are sex scenes and gratiuitous topless nudity, courtesy of Anne McDaniels as Tammy, Krista Gotte as Velvet Luv and Sarah Christal as Haydn.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from MTI Home Video.
Rating: 2½ out of 7. Death on Demand is pretty decent and you could do a lot worse... It has the hallmarks of a slashers, you get nudity, sex and gore. I just wish that they would have taken it a bit easier with the comedic relief.