Monday, September 19, 2011

A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

First off I want to say thank you Film Deviant for the copy of this flick. I won it through a contest with them and I really recommend you guys check them out. Great stuff over there.

Anyways, on to the review. This isn't going to be a long review, cause I don't have a lot to say about this flick. It actually will probably be my shortest review. A Horrible Way to Die is one of those flicks I heard quite a bit about on various horror-related sites and blogs.  It had a lot of hype about it and was getting some great buzz.  So.....when I won if from Film Deviant, I was looking forward to it.

Basically, the story of A Horrible Way to Die is an escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.We see this murderer/exboyfriend being transported somewhere from the prison, then we see that he has escaped. He is killing people along the way and we assume he is heading back to his ex-girlfriend.

While this is going on, we see his ex girlfriend attending AA meetings and eventually meeting a fellow participant in the meeting.  He asks her out and they begin seeing each other.  After a little while, the ex girlfriend realizes that her ex boyfriend has escaped from prison and is making his way to her.

I tried and tried to get into this flick and just couldn't.  I thought it was painfully slow with very little action or anything to keep my interest.  You might like this slow kind of movie, and if you do, awesome, but I just can't handle it.  I wanted to go to sleep it was so boring. 

For a positive, I can say the story was fairly original, the acting was very realistic, and the inevitable twist at the end was pretty good.  I just hate the meat of the movie didn't keep my interest. I really wanted to like this flick and to give it a glowing review, but I just can't. 

This isn't a flick I will re-visit, re-watch, or recommend.  I do however suggest you read a few other reviews before deciding not to watch it.  I have several friends that enjoyed it, so maybe its just me, i don't know.  Either way, not enough things happened to keep my interested and for my personal suggestion, I say skip.

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