Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dead Mary

Director: Robert Wilson

235 Films. Unrated. 103 mins.

20 Feb 2007

From IMDb: For Kim it was supposed to be the perfect reunion and weekend getaway. She and her best friends drive to a remote lakeside cabin to reminisce about their college days. When the group decides to play the ghoulish game "Dead Mary" they mistakenly unleash a vengeful spirit that possesses them one by one.

The summary basically tells the movie. We've all heard the tale of kids in a dark bathroom, saying "Bloody Mary" three times, only to have the evil witch appear in the mirror. Well, this movie, basically takes that urban legend and adds a bit of a twist to it.

The movie starts off a bit slow, a beautiful blonde in a car on the side of a wooded road. A guy shows up with cherry cans filled with gas. Before too long, they are on their way, but you can feel the tension between them. They arrive at a cabin and meet up with their friends who are already there.
The movie then slowly drags on, only to find out that everyone is cheating on everyone and while mixing drugs and booze they end up sitting around a fire reminiscing about old times. Before long, it gets suggested they should play "Dead Mary". The newest member of the group asks what that is. They tell her, and then when the guys start mocking the story, they star taking turns going into the bathroom with a candle. Four of the seven go into the bathroom and call up on the spirit. Soon after, strange noises are going through the cabin. 

The action starts pretty quick after this, but the story just takes a dive. The horror effects are near non-existent. Not much blood or gore. It really is a shame, because I think with a better production team/company they really could have made it a good movie. The rest of the movie involves numerous attempts at trying to kill each other, burning bodies, many many shovel attacks. 

I found myself fast forwarding some parts, just to try to find some "action". It really was a long movie, filled with no substance, no horror and just a disappointment really. 
Sorry to say, but Dead Mary only gets 2/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,

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