Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone

(2008) **

This mashup of The Shining and Evil Dead starts off promising but ultimately suffers from unlikeable characters and a lackluster explanation. It begins with a bang (or four to be specific) in a remote cabin in the hills of Nevada where we bear witness to a madman killing his family before turning the gun on himself. Flash forward 20 years and meet new owner Jack Wade. Jack moves into the dilapidated cabin (which he won in a card game) along with his comatosed wife Frankie.

Jack befriends his redneck neighbors, flirts with the lovely constable and lives peacefully for about 20 minutes of the film. Then Frankie wakes up and taunts him to the brink of sanity. Or does she? Is he imagining this? Is she a ghost? Is she a zombie? Do you really care? I certainly didn’t. The rest of the movie is a mildly entertaining, meandering splatterfest that ultimately leaves you confused and unsatisfied.

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

What the hick is going on in that photo? That looks like more crazy than your review suggests there is in this movie. Goddamn deceptive horror flicks.