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POSSESSION - UNTIL DEATH DO YOU PART is a chilling thriller that deals with the evil forces that lie within one man...a man
who has risen from the dead to haunt the streets with only destruction in mind.
POSSESSION - UNTIL DEATH DO YOU PART is a powerful psychodrama that develops
around the bizarre relationship between the disturbed man and a beautiful young woman. His innocent attraction for her
turns into obsession as the story unravels into a terrorizing tale of determination and revenge.
POSSESSION - UNTIL DEATH DO YOU PART is an intriguing, spine-tingling film of
murder, suspense and adventure that will capture your imagination. You will shiver through your skin to the bone as
this film suspends you in the air of horror and disbelief!
Plot: A guy is crazy enough
to believe that every girl he kidnaps is in love with him. In the vein of Psycho, but with a much lower budget.
That's pretty much it. It wasn't too bad, but it doesn't even come close to greatness.
Acting: Bad, bad,
bad. The supporting cast sucked, the leading cast was a little worse, and the killer made me want to kill myself (His
lisp alone tempted suicide). No one worth mentioning. I guess I can't blame the cast entirely. I mean,
it's not their fault the script made the death scenes more memorable than the characters themselves.
Gore: Body Count
(15) The budget really shows through on this one (Not bad, but stifled). Some strangulations,
a neck break, a drowning, and a good beating. They switch it up nicely with some well inflicted injuries.
An arrow to the shoulder and an axe chop to the knee. We also get a lot of stabbings and a slit throat along the
way. However, aside from the aftermaths (And the axe chop) there's really
no gore to speak off. Most of the real gore occurs just off screen. However, there were a bunch of
stand out death scenes. One involving a car engine and another involving a hot fire poker and whatever the killer is
holding on the cover (Just to name a few). Too bad, with some more gore this would've been outstanding.
Suspense: A few stalking
scenes worked, but that's pretty much it. It's pretty sad, considering the number of chase scenes, even a car chase
or two, that fall flat on their face. Even though it was impossible to care about any of the characters, with a little
suspense this film could've been a real find.
Directing: I enjoyed
it thoroughly. It seemed so raw, but fit so well. It was a jumble of good and bad that came together perfectly.
It had that certain originality that I love to see. Kudos.
Tech: The soundtrack
managed to be somewhat creepy, but squeezed in a little too many cheesy, dramatic undertones. Not only that, but
the actual music that gets played is cheesy to the point where it explains exactly what's going on in the movie
(Girls Night Out, Hitting the Highway...yeah, it goes on). The lighting seemed a little overbearing, but the
shadow effects created by the aforementioned made it all worth it. The sound was pretty good, maybe a little loud,
but good (Didn't spot any booms).
Other: Wanted to comment
on the nudity factor here. A lot of female nudity, and most of it wasn't half bad. However, for the ladies (And
those like me) there are two extremely nice male strippers who love to walk around in thongs. I'd
like to mention the beautiful setting as well. I know forest settings usually always work, but this one was absolutely
beautiful. It made a great background for the blood bath. Other than that, I'd say listen to the end credits.
It kind of sounds like a song, but with some crazy demented laughing the whole time. It's messed up.
Final Word: A buried gem that was buried for
a reason. Can't say I recommend it, but I've definitely watched it more than once. Can't be that bad.