- Elf 2017
Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader
directed by Michael Hall
starring Leah Rudick, Steve Buja, Lauren Maslanik, Bradley Creanzo, Samantha Glovin, Vonka Romanoff, Jeff Foley, Sam Albertsen, Andy Zou, John Zittrauer, Jana Schreier, Shane Dorman, Chissy Laboy, Megan Krache, Alexander Kollar, Kathy Biehl, Jeremy Osslund, Vincent K. Guagenti, Paul Basile, Harper Collins, Martin Poryles, Al Ostrander, Andrew Waffenschmidt, Andrew Saunders, Bec Fordyce, T.J. Magg, Mike Hall sr
written by Michael Hall, Robert J. Huntley, special makeup effects by Rich Catino
Kids Get Dead
Years after the brutal demise of her friends and her brother Scott
(Andrew Waffenschmidt) - see Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead
-, Casey (Leah Rudick) still suffers from nightmares from the ordeal ...
but since all the killings back then were connected to a book that
predicted them a bit too accurately, Casey figures to fight her own inner
demons, she has to find Charles Carver (Steven Buja), the author of the
book, and find out how he could have known everything that had been going
on beforehands. Upon meeting Carver though, she has to realize he's an
egocentric megalomaniac who thinks he has created her and the world she
lives in - but what's worse, he seems to have supernatural powers that
suggest just that ... and before long, he's chasing after Casey ...
college girl Monica (Vonka Ramonoff) is having a big party at her parents'
house, with much drinking, booze, sex ... and her brother Brian (Bradley
Creanzo), a bookworm currently reading the newest novel by Charles Carver
... until his attention is drawn to nerdish but lovely Steph (Lauren
Meslanik) a bit too much to really get any serious reading done anymore -
which is too bad, because there's a killer (Alexander Kollar) in the
house, killing off the kids one by one, and he's following the book's plot
to the t. But maybe it wouldn't have made the least bit of difference, if
Carver has written the plot that way, that's how it's going to be, right?
But how does Casey fit into this plot then?
Kids Get Dead 2:
The Kids Get Deader is first and foremost a throwback to 1980's
slasher cinema - but one of the few movies that gets it right, too: Its
plot is indeed very silly, far-fetched, features a few too many excuses to
show topless nudity, and is anything but subtle no matter which way you
look at it - and in this case, this is exactly what's good about it,
because the film doesn't take itself seriously at all - without being
moronic or even trying to be an obvious parody, but plenty of nods to the
films of old, semi-serious death scenes, and of course "horror
hostess" Samantha Glovin, who pops up at the least appropriate
moments make this one just fun to watch, no matter if you even like the
genre or not.
No really, this is a film that works perfectly well as a
party movie with plenty of beer and mates - but you might even get a kick
out of it on your own and sober ...