Laid to Rest (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Laid to Rest
Director Hall was able to create a slasher film with characters we care about but definitely doesn't take anything too seriously either, giving horror fans a movie that's both entertaining and a lot of fun to watch.
A god awful movie dripping with potential and a villain that can be absolutely iconic if implemented creatively...
[Strikes] an effective balance between strong characters and excellent gore.
What I like here is that Hall was able to create a slasher film with characters we care about but definitely does not take anything too seriously either.
Audience Reviews for Laid to Rest
Well executed low-budget Slasher film that is a fine throwback to the genres heyday. This film boasts a sick, demented and brutal killer that belongs in the same category as Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Kruger. This film is perfect for people for an effective and brutal slasher where it showcases a brand new killer, instead of giving us the same old horror icons in disappointing remakes. For those looking for a bloody good time, then this is the film to check out. The picture has its flaws, but it does what many remakes fail to do, and that's to entertain the viewer. The film does rely on the classic Slasher film formula, but gives it a modern twist and it pays off. Acting wise, the actors aren't the best, but who cares? They're meant to be the victims here and get killed off. They won't win any Oscars any time soon. Chromeskull is an effective killer that belong in the horror killer hall of fame, he is one of the best on-screen killers in recent memory. Director Robert Hall direction is impressive, and though Laid to Rest is short on great plot, it more than makes up for it with bloody, gross kills that will certainly make horror fans relish. What's great with this film is that no specific motive is given to the killer in order to kill. Every other killer in the Slasher genre back in the day seemed to have a motive, Jason Voorhees wanted revenge for the death of his mom, Freddy Krueger wanted to punish the kids of the parents to kill him and so on. Michael Myers had to kill his sister to make the voices in his head stop. However with Chromeskull no reason is given and I think it adds a lot more to the enjoyment of the film as it makes you wonder what his motives are. This is a very entertaining horror film that should be seen if you're tired by the countless uninspired films in the genre.
Better than your average slasher these days. The kills are brutal and gory, and the plot has a bit of intrigue, though the killer only has vague references to his backstory. It was also refreshing to have a likable bunch of characters for a change that you could root for. As for the killer - Chromeskull - I wasn't too convinced, he looked the part but didn't across as a formidable beast like others from the slasher genre. This one is definitely worth a look though.
Each to their own, I enjoyed this Movie over all.
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