Review: The Killing Death (2008)

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The Killing Death

Release Date: May 29, 2008

Run Time: 1 hour & 5 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

The Killing Death is a no budget, H.G. Lewis inspired horror comedy. Chicago Phil (Neil Reimer) travels through his past relations butchering them in horrific ways. Frank (Jeremy Dangerfield), a veteran cop leads Jimmy (Tyhr Trubiak) through his first case trying to piece together the seemingly unrelated crimes. The two paths converge in hilarious fashion through inept bungling on both sides.”

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I actually watched The Killing Death about a month ago, but once I realized it was a spoof on Blood Feast, I wanted to see the original before my review. Even though we do have a review up of Blood Feast, it was Scott and not myself, that did the review. Anyway, The Killing Death is an extremely low budget (or, no budget, as they call it) spoof on Blood Feast. You’ll definitely laugh a few times through the movie, but I can’t say I would go out of my way to look for it. Neil Reimer was actually very good as the creepy star. Everyone else was so so, but Neil was memorable. I was actually surprised I had never heard of him before. Maybe this was the perfect role for him?

I think I’m mostly shocked by the fact The Killing Death is the first spoof I’ve seen of Blood Feast, even though it was made in 1963 and was the first blood spatter film of all time. Crazy!

I get why they went the spoof route, but I kind of wish they did a more serious version or even a remake. I understand why the spoof though because even watching Blood Feast today, it was so dated that, at times, even it seemed like a joke. For such a low budget, job well done. It’s a one and done-r for me though. If you’re a fan of Blood Feast then there’s no question about it, you should go find The Killing Death on Amazon now. Otherwise, its okay if you miss this one.

 

Reel ROB Rating: 4.25 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No (there is a pre-credit scene)


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