Make Out With Violence Reviews
A surprisingly suspenseful & well-done film. It comes off 70's-ish & slightly funny, but has some genuinely horrifying moments. Can't say its really a horror/zombie film either even with a reanimated corpse as one of the lead characters lol. Great acting by Cody DeVos, one of the twins & writer, held the film together (kinda reminded me of a young Oliver Reed.) Soundtrack wasn't so bad either (& yes, I heard the music this time, Pamela dear.)
BTW, the mystery of how Wendy disappeared, and came to be the living dead, could have been a more explored and integral part of the film without losing the mystique or explaining everything. It definitely would've ramped up the interest and possible quality of the story and execution.
Just because it's indie and strange doesn't mean it's good. Big disappointment.
"Make-Out With Violence" takes a little while to get going, but it's effective and poignant once it does. While there are a couple of tense, mildly scary scenes, it's not about the gore and there's not much violence, either. The violence seems to be more about that done to oneself through dishonesty to oneself and others. The zombie is a device, something to do with lingering too long when it's time to move on.
Considering it's the directors' first outing, this is a particularly interesting and oddball flick. Think "Stand By Me" meets "Dead Girl." The pacing drags at points, but very worthwhile in the end.
Just when it starts to lose you with its horrendously deadpan acting, inane dialogue and insistence on being oh-so-indie, a scene pops up that's pretty much genius and it sucks you right back in.
Deeply flawed yet worth checking out.
Really beautifully executed. Completely immerses you in its little universe, with a top-notch cast (an especially brilliant lead trio with wonderful chemistry and multi-dimensional performances). Leaves you in a constant state of cringe as you wait to see where the story goes; steers clear of the dark and depraved path it so easily could've taken.