AfterDeath (2015) Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Elarica Johnson, Lorna Nickson Brown, Daniella Kertesz, Joe Passarella, Kudzi Hudson - movie review on The Movie Scene

AfterDeath (2015)   2/52/52/52/52/5


AfterDeath (2015)

Almost Bored to Death

A woman wakes up on a beach and after checking her pulse realises she is in fact dead, well the bleak landscape, howling noise and perpetual dark sky gave her a hint that some thing wasn't right. Making it to the only building she can see she realises she is far from alone as inside are 4 other people, three of which are enjoying some hedonistic pleasure. But as they try to make sense of what is going on they realise that a nightclub links them and maybe their hope resides in two painting in the building.

If words such as existential are an attraction to you then maybe you will get some thing out of "AfterDeath". I do not go wild for existential and I am simply a movie lover who enjoys horror movies and watching movies outside of my comfort zone in the hope of expanding my horizons, "AfterDeath" didn't achieve this. Now it sets up an interesting scenario with 5 people all trapped in this after life and trying to make sense of where they are and what they did in order to be there whilst also trying to make sense of the dark shadows which swirl around the place. Sadly the scenario doesn't go anywhere when it comes to entertainment and ends up trying to be smart but often being dumb in the process.

But here is my bug bear and the one which often brings horror movies down and that is that the characters in "AfterDeath" are void of any appeal and certainly have nothing about them which makes them in the least bit interesting. Maybe it is simply "AfterDeath" is a movie made for a younger audience who get a kick out of a less that erotic threesome which appears early on but for me that along with pretty much everything in this movie fails to entertain.

What this all boils down to is that "AfterDeath" simply didn't do it for me despite having a semi interesting premise.


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