Death on Demand
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Release Date: 8-JUL-2008
Media Type: DVD
Top Customer Reviews
The couples initially hold a seance lead by Daphne Ciccarelle who dabbles in the occult...now it is a matter of who lives and dies and whatever plot twists they can come up with.
I liked the overall "B" movie quality to this film. While it isn't anything new to the horror film genre, I enjoy rip off movies that are done well with characters and dialouge.
Sex, nudity (cutie Anne McDaniels, Krista Grotte)
Before helming the terminally stupid <em>Death on Demand</em>, Adam Matalon had directed two things: Sesame Street skits and a short called <em>Sex and Camping</em>. No, I can't figure it out, either. But it makes a lot more sense than <em>Death on Demand</em>, whose continuity issues in the first half-hour would really be a problem if you could somehow bring yourself to give half a fig about the goings-on therein.
Plot: Sean McIntyre (<em>Sixty Cups of Coffee</em>'s Jerry Broome) was a mountaineer who went nuts and killed his family twenty years ago. Ever since, his house has stood abandoned, rumored to be haunted. Fast-forward to the present day, and college student Richard DeNola (<em>Over the G.W.</em>'s Dan Falcone), looking for a way to make some quick cash, comes up with the idea of doing a webcast from the house, offering five grand to anyone who manages to stay the night without fleeing. His dad (Ralph Bernard in his first feature appearance), a self-made millionaire, thinks he's nuts, but you know fathers--as long as Richard can get a thousand subscriptions to the webcast, he clears the prize money and makes a nifty profit. In order to massage the numbers, Richard comes up with three teams guaranteed to pull in the local viewers. There are two rival football stars from the team, Biff (<em>All God's Creatures</em>' Josh Folan) and Brad (<em>What Happens in Vegas</em>' Brandon Goins) and their girlfriends, aspiring psychic Darla (<em>The Flying Scissors</em>' Elizabeth Jamison) and Tammy (<em>Apocalypse, CA</em>'s Anne McDaniels).Read more ›
In DEATH ON DEMAND, a mountain climber goes crazy and massacres his entire family, then hangs himself. This prologue is nicely rendered in eerie, pastel greenish-yellow hues. It's the only scene in the film that's nicely shot.
Fast-forward 20 years. A sleazy producer creates a Halloween night webcast about three young couples who go on a scavenger hunt in the dead mass murderer's decrepit house. Of course, the mass murderer's ghost returns and the body count mounts. (Yes, the story is lifted from Halloween: Resurrection.)
This film has some REALLY bad acting. Mostly mugging for the camera, and fake Jerry Springer type catfights, and guys oogling at nekkid girls' breasts.
Yes, there is a fair amount of soft-core porn in this film. One couple is lesbian, sort of. One of the pair is a flaky, bimbo type lesbian (the sort you might see in male porn featuring "lesbians"). Her partner "lesbian" is not a lesbian at all, but a porn star that the sleazy producer hired to pretend to be a lesbian and try and sleep with as many of the contestants as she can.
The gore is EXTREMELY graphic. Some extended shots of the killer extracting muscle tissue, and pulling out organ after organ, from his screaming victims. There's also some "comic relief" when one guy uses a Viagra type pill to obtain a HUGE *r*ction -- only to have the killer tear off his looooong p*n*s.
This is a really stupid film.Read more ›
Well, what's there to say? I wasn't expecting much here, and I got what I was expecting. This simply is not a good film. The premise isn't awful, I suppose. Worse ideas have made better films. But, though it's said too much: The execution was just plain bad. The writing was stale, clunky, and chock-full of clichés; and it wasn't helped by the laughably bad acting. Sadly, unlike many other modern straight-to-video horrors, the cast that kept their clothes on isn't even attractive enough to make up for their lack of talent. I will give the film one compliment: the gore FX were pretty good. . . even though the violence was unrealistic (I mean, severing a head with a kitchen knife? C'mon). The direction (by someone who'd previously been into 'Sesame Street' videos) isn't terrible, but it seemed he didn't know which way he wanted to go with it, as it blends hand-held, steadicam, and realistic video. . . then there are jumping camera effects (including some little girl with cataracts or something) in only one scene that never show their face again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The set up was cool having the movie take place on Halloween. The main actors were decent, they did what they needed to do. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jon
I have no problem with a little sex and nudity in a horror film but this film was more like a soft core porno horror film. Not my thing. Read morePublished on September 30, 2011 by K. Harper
Arrange a competition around surviving the night in a haunted house, and I will watch it. I guess that means I'm part of the reason why bad low budget movies like Death on Demand... Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by Daniel Jolley
Some people don't understand the slasher genre. This is not a big budget hollywood production. It is a slasher film and you either "get it" or you don't. Sound is terrific. Read morePublished on July 26, 2008 by Chris O