Saturday 30 March 2013

Review: Easter Casket (2013)

First I´d like to thank Dustin Wayde Mills for providing me with a screener.
All hell breaks loose when Peter Cottontail aka The Easter Bunny hears that the Catholic Church is about to do away with all Easter rituals not pertaining directly to the resurrection of Christ. With Father Asher (A warrior priest) hot on his trail Cottontail starts a rampage leaving the bodies of the clergy (and a few schoolgirls) in his wake. Can Asher stop him before its too late? Only one thing is certain: March 26th is gonna be a bad hare day! Easter Casket is written, shot, edited and directed by Dustin Wayde Mills. The acting is pretty good, it´s nicely shot and edited and yet again there are some really nice visuals on display (once again Dustin Wayde Mills proves that he has an eye for catching/creating stunning visuals). The pacing is nice and Easter Casket is never boring. I liked the soundtrack. There is gore, both practical and computer rendered. There are puppets (a Dustin Wayde Mills speciality) and miniature effects. There´s gratuitous T & A, there is gratuitous full frontal female nudity and there is a sexscene that is really good, I especially liked the build up leading to it. I think that all those who have a soft spot/fetish for catholic schoolgirls and nuns should rejoice because you´re gonna love Easter Casket!
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This review is based upon a online screener provided by Dustin Wayde Mills.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I loved it! What´s not to like as we get action, violence, gore, sex, naughty priests, nuns, catholic school girls,  a warrior priest, a seriously pissed off Easter bunny and much much more. There is a ton of comedy in this and shades of more darker and sinister stuff. I laughed out loud several times when watching Easter Casket, the comedy on behalf of the catholic church is plentiful so if you´re politically correct or a catholic you´ll probably should stay away. Once again Dustin Wayde Mills proves why he deserve to be one of my favorite independent flicks director. A veritable Jack of all trades (he wrote, shot, edited, directed and handles the practical and visual fx in addition to acting) he makes wonders with very small budgets (Easter Casket cost approx 3000 USD to make). Once again I will plea that somebody out there should give him a decent budget to work with and I´m sure that he will perform a miracle but please leave his artistic freedom alone as it is what makes him the filmmaker that he is.


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