Laid to Rest (2009) starring Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Lena Headey, Sean Whalen directed by Robert Hall Movie Review

Laid to Rest (2009)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Laid to Rest (2009)

A Grave Horror

A girl (Bobbi Sue Luther) wakes up confused and scared especially when she realises she is in a coffin unable to remember not only how she got there but who she is. But that ends up the least of her problems as after escaping from the coffin she finds herself the target of a psycho in a chrome skull mask with a penchant for recording what he does which is slaughter his victims. On the run and calling on the help of a stranger called Tucker (Kevin Gage) she soon realises that this chrome masked psycho is not going to stop till he gets her or she kills him.

Some times keeping things simple and keeping them traditional works best which is the case of "Laid to Rest" as this is one of the least complicated movies I have come across with a psycho slasher in a mask after one girl and killing anyone who gets in his way. That is it and you could say that with are slasher wearing a chrome mask it is little more than a variation on "Halloween" but there is nothing wrong with that as the slasher movie formula works when done well and director Robert Hall who also wrote the movie does it well.

Now if there is anything which is wrong with "Laid to Rest" it comes from budget limitations as some of the camera work comes up short as well as some of the action and the dialogue doesn't always ring true. But then it works in the right places with the chrome masked psycho being a terrifying figure especially with that mask which mirrors what he is doing to his victims and then the on the shoulder camera which he records his exploits on. Plus Robert Hall doesn't run away from being in your face and there are numerous graphic scenes as the killers weapon of choice is plunged through his victim's skulls in his relentless campaign of terror. There is no denying that some of "Laid to Rest" is seriously uncomfortable to watch and due to the graphic nature could easily upset some people.

What this all boils down to is that "Laid to Rest" is just an old fashioned slasher movie featuring a psycho in a mask. But not only is it a fantastic mask but the horror is a lot more in your face and as such after the first brutal killing you soon expect more at any moment, keeping you on the edge of your seat.