Thursday, 28 February 2013
DVD review: Demon Resurrection (Video 2008)
Something's wrong with Grace (Alexis Golightly) and her friends are worried. Ever since she moved in with her new boyfriend, she's been behaving strangely and looks ill. Is she on drugs? Fearing the worst, the friends decide to stage an intervention at the couple's isolated house. But when they arrive they realize they've made a potentially lethal mistake... Grace isn't on drugs but she is in terrible danger. Her condition is the result of something horrible that was done to her during the brief time she was a member of an obscure cult headed by a mysterious man named Toth. The friends learn that Grace's boyfriend rescued her from the cult but that Toth is intent on getting her back and has picked that very night to lay siege to the house, using all the supernatural powers at his disposal. Why does he want her so badly? The friend's must struggle to find the answer while the evil cult leader summons up the very forces of hell against them! Demon Resurrection is written and directed by William Hopkins. The acting is solid, kudos to Alexis Golightly who is great in this. It´s nicely shot and edited. The soundtrack is very good. There are several really nice moments throughout the movie that oozes with atmosphere. The pacing is good. Gorehounds should be pleased as it´s pretty gory with disembowelments and much more and it´s all goodlooking practical fx. Toth´s army of undead look nice, the Fulci-esque zombie fx design is very nice. There is gratuitous nudity from Alexis Golightly.
This review is based upon the region all (region 0) DVD release from Featura Resources.
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Rating: 7 out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot, it makes the most of its low budget and succeeds being a well made and entertaining horror flick. It´s a nice blend of zombies and occult horror. Highly recommended so make sure to check this one out!