When Catholic priest and Inquisitor Nicholas Dread finds out that innocents are being burned as witches he decides to do something about it. His superiors don't agree and he's burned at the stake with 2 women he forced confessions from. Nick curses God and makes a pact with Satan. Now, in 21st century New York City, Dread has returned to finish the deal. Many will die so Dread can take the throne in his kingdom of over 100,000 corrupt souls. He just has to find the right bunch of victims. Can a group of Goths and wanna-be vampires hold their own when the real thing arrives? Flambeau, Erica Giovinazzo, and Mistress Juliya star.
Does Gothkill accomplish its major goal of providing a scary good time? Yes, it does. The film focuses on Nick Dread, a disgraced monk from Inquisition times who rebelled against the Church s hypocrisy by making a deal with the Devil; Nick wants his own kingdom in Hell, but first he must claim 100,000 souls. Fortunately, he has all of the lifetimes he needs at his disposal. So, when Nick is executed in modern-day New York, he comes back by possessing a bright-eyed young girl who has just arrived in the big city to make her dreams come true. Her dreams probably didn't include killing a dozen Goths in a Lower East Side nightclub, but that just makes her doing so all the more fun. --The Soho Journal
The concept of the Horror-comedy is something that can go very wrong. Sometimes a filmmaker will use it like a safety net, a defense. When serious moments come off unintentionally funny it is better to say that it was meant to be a joke instead of just copping to the fact that it didn't turn out to be the serious hardcore movie it was envisioned to be. Thankfully, GOTHKILL seems to be in on the joke and doesn't fall under that category. --B Thru Z Magazine