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Kill Theory (After Dark Horrorfest 4) (2009)

Don McManus , Ryanne Duzich , Chris Moore  |  R |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Don McManus, Ryanne Duzich, Teddy Dunn, Daniel Franzese, Agnes Bruckner
  • Directors: Chris Moore
  • Writers: Kelly C. Palmer
  • Producers: Adam Rosenfelt, Amanda White, Brian Pitt, Chris Bender, Cory Thabit
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00344EALY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,814 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kill Theory (After Dark Horrorfest 4)" on IMDb

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Seven college students visit a secluded vacation home to celebrate graduation and become trapped in a deadly game by a mysterious killer. Forced to kill one another by 6 A.M. the following morning, only one of them can remain alive. Whoever remains will be allowed to walk away with his or her life. However, if morning comes and more than one are still breathing, everyone dies. Friends and couples must test their trust, as the clock ticks away. Some will fight for love, some to survive; but all will change, because deep down...we're all killers.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I SHOULD BE ASHAMED...... May 2, 2010
.....that I liked this movie but I did and it was fun while I watched it but sort of evaporates after it's over. It's like Saw but with college kids. The story is a theory of a madman that a group of people when trapped and given an ultimatum that only one of the group will live to be set free and the friends will have to kill each other. And they do, including one guy who's head is pulverized to a bloody pulp by a shovel.

Naturally the friends are in a house miles from the closest town, land-lines and cell-phones don't work but the movie has some clever twists including the friends growing paranoia towards the next one and a few are dispatched by the madman when they attempt to escape. The movie entertains and has some gross but not over-the-top gross kills and is worth a rental-and for someone named Jason out there in Amazonland there are some howlers including Hollywood style shemanigans with a 9MM handgun.

As a gun-owner I know that certain safety rules apply when holding a pistol but there are some hi-jinks with the loaded gun that in the real world would lead to certain injury or death to one of them, and holding the gun with your finger on the trigger while pointing it at an adversary is a Hollywood and tv fiction. You only point a gun at something you intend to destroy. Don't mean to preach but it irks me when I see this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot better than I expected June 14, 2010
By Irene
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I was a bit doubtful about this movie. I purchased it on a whim, because I enjoy horror movies and the plot seemed interesting. However, upon reading some of the reviews I regretted my decision. To my surprise, I enjoyed most of the movie.

The setting was a perfect choice, as were the props.
The actors were fairly talented, most of them with experience in other shows and movies. I was also surprised by how attractive they were. The plot was also decent, and I was honestly surprised by who the survivor was, and how they became so.
Those that haven't read the synopsis would probably find it somewhat confusing. Since I did, I understand the beginning pretty well, but my family found it a bit confusing.

There wasn't anything too horrible, or I'm sure that I would've rated lower. The reason that I gave it a 4 was because while there was no one thing that was super horrible, there were a few things that added up. For example, I felt that considering that the climax, and much of the story was strong, the ending seemed to lack the closure that any ending should have.

Overall, I give this movie a grade of a B+/A- (88-90%). Any horror movie fans would enjoy this movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kill Theory Indeed! March 19, 2010
I saw this movie like 4 months ago caught me by suprise it was included in the horrorfest. It kinda reminds you of saw with the whole what would you do to survive thing but it is easily seperated. I think its one of the best at horrorfest hands down its even so good I think it would have survived a wide theater release. Perfect date movie if your girl likes to be scared.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is There Evidence to Support it? April 18, 2010
It begins with a vanload of college kids driving down a lone road in the middle of the woods. They all begin that way, don't they? But wait, it gets even better. They arrive at a summer lake house, which just happens to be located at least fifty miles from the nearest police or fire station, and they immediately find all the booze. After a night of drinking and partying and more drinking, most of them go off and have sex. The only exception is the one guy whose lack of experience in the girlfriend department is in direct proportion to his extra weight. He's left to play video games all by himself, the poor guy. What's worse, he has to watch as two of his friends get hot and heavy directly outside his window.

Anyway, at around three in the morning, an unseen madman descends on the house and forces the kids to participate in a social experiment. The hypothesis: One of them is capable of killing everyone else in order to survive. If more than one is left alive by 6:00 am, the madman makes it clear that everyone will die.

The college kids aren't allowed to leave the house, and anyone that tries will either be killed on the spot or fall victim to a booby trap. They all must take part in this. As the three hours pass, paranoia, distrust, and resentment grow amongst the college kids. Old wounds open. Feelings, both good and bad (mostly bad), arise. Some think they have made alliances, but in reality, they all have to fend for themselves. Why are they being put through this? What lesson is this madman trying to teach? Why is he teaching it?

I thought the idea of subjecting people to dangerous mind games had been exhausted with the "Saw" films, but I guess I was wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effectively Tense Slasher Film March 24, 2010
Think ..What if they remade "The Thing" and it were a slasher film and not about an alien.
Kill Theory was an effective slasher film with a good story,You already know who the killer is and why they're doing it, so no twist ending, or is there?
A guy has to cut three of his friends off a rope while climbing mountains in order to save himself.His attorney makes a plea deal and he has to take it "to his dismay"..After being in an institution for three years he is released .To prove a point that anyone would do the same "kill in order to stay alive" he devises an experiment in which a houseful of college grads can only have one survivor by 6 am or they all die. It's very claustrophobic and tense,and somewhat like "The Thing" who can they trust,who has the inner beast? The fact that there are three couples in the house only makes it more complicated and interesting.
Agnes Bruckner who is somewhat of a scream queen is very good in her role but the stand out is Daniel Franzese who plays the fat insecure single guy.The power struggles and switching of alliances is fun to watch so are the gore effects that are good and realistic.
So far one of my favorites from this years 8 ,but then again I'm a slasher lover.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
No story just another slash away.
Published 3 days ago by JM4Cox
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It's OK, but not scary
Published 3 days ago by Rafael Cordero Ramos
5.0 out of 5 stars Not really scary but liked the concept
I've watched this movie so many times I decided it was worth buying. Not really scary but liked the concept. Not your typical slasher flick.
Published 8 days ago by BARBARA A. DANIELS
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Plot
It has a good plot to it. Glad I watched it.
Published 1 month ago by Boomtown girl
2.0 out of 5 stars R U theory'ous
Meat n taters, taters n meat, this crazy film is not that neat, and is truly not a treat, like would be ya smelling my feet, while ya moved to the beat, of the drum sound made by... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Movie 2'sday
3.0 out of 5 stars WELL???
Kill Theory has a good and promissing premise to its story, but the execution left me sighing in the end. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ron
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
one known actor other cast did well, and she didnt lol. Overall same non-substantive horror film with a twist at the end.
Published 8 months ago by benji4u
2.0 out of 5 stars Well, it does kill some time...
I wouldn't say that this is a bad film, because I've seen much, much worse, but I also wouldn't say that it is a good film. Read more
Published 8 months ago by LM
5.0 out of 5 stars Another surprise in the horror Dept.!!
Really love it when a thriller is not all gore. There was plenty of suspense & " jump outta your seat" moments.
Published 8 months ago by Spencer Robisch
2.0 out of 5 stars really slow moving. lacked real entertainment to me
I expected more from this movie for some reason. Instead it was cheesy and lacked imagination. Some of the actors could have done a better job, too.
Published 9 months ago by Wild Touch
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