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Dead Mary – Unrated


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Film: C-



Here comes another bad, formulaic Horror flick.  This time it is Dead Mary – Unrated (2006) hitting DVD and unless you say her name three times in a room by yourself, you might forget to rent or buy this truly dumb retread in everything we have seen before.  Instantly, al the characters are unlikable cardboard cutouts, but instead of a slasher set-up, Robert Wilson thinks he has got a real supernatural thriller.  Unfortunately, all the powers of the beyond could not save us from the terribly pedestrian script.


A set of couples meet in the isolated woods, but instead of having a good time like many do in real life, there is either a psychotic or supernatural killer out to destroy them.  Here, it is the later title character and the more they repeat her name, the quicker they die and we almost laugh at the stupidity of the script and characters.  “Friends” suddenly turn on each other and we see some of the worst make up in recent indie Horror history.  Dominique Swain is the only known actress and for those wondering where she went, here you are.  Hope she odes better next time.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not very memorable, strong or haunting, so the Horror suffers visually as well.  David Mitchell should have tried to stretch for his cinematography, but it is dull and forgettable.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is sad for this kind of film, weakly recorded with hardly any surrounds.  Extras include a Music Video of no consequence and a mandatory making of piece that is as bad as the subject.  This Mary is dead on arrival.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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