A Horrible Way to Die (Review)

A Horrible way to DieFor a long while A Horrible Way to Die seems like two entirely separate stories clumsily edited together. Like two pieces of string that go their own way for what seems like ages before meeting at the ends to create a nice neat bow.

The first tale tells of two recovering alcoholics who awkwardly and nervously commence a new relationship.

Tale two follows a serial killer on the run and on the job, opportunistically picking off strangers along the journey to satiate his psychopathic urges.

The dynamic between the two plot lines isn’t made evident – at least in no way that I spotted – until very late, and it would be very unfair to the film to spoil it here. What I will say is that while the idea itself is decent, and it took a lot of patience to pull it off, I question whether the often dull and confusing journey was really worth the destination.

Where the complete story might be middling however, at least the editing and directing shows promise. There are many weird camera angles and moments with a little flair, and even if the story is lacking, at least they tried something new. This one didn’t pan out, maybe the next one will…

Final Rating – 6.5 / 10. A slow burn horror film with a difference. Not an improvement. Bit a difference.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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