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Laid to Rest (Unrated Director's Cut)
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2009 Reaper Award winner - Best Slasher Film
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It'd be easy to say that Laid to Rest is another dime-a-dozen slasher movie, another entry into a misogynist genre that's been overdone since the late 1980's...but that would ignore the vast efforts put into it by the director, his wife, the cast, and the crew.
The Director: Robert Hall, owner of the special effects company Almost Human, made this film for two reasons. He wanted to make his first horror movie, and his wife needed her first starring role.
The Lead: Bobbi Sue Luther, to me, is known for her role in Star Trek: Enterprise as a green-skinned Orion Slave Girl. She's been in countless men's magazines, and even became the face of St. Pauli Girl beer in 2007. She also co-produced this movie.
The movie starts off with a heavy metal riff, and we see an MTV-video style montage of young nubile women getting sliced up in various ways. We see events from the aspect of "The Girl", a young woman who wakes up in a coffin with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Over the course of this horrifying night she forms an alliance with two men, Tucker and Stephen, who do their best to protect her from our unrelenting antagonist, a killer known as Chrome Skull.
I was expecting a slaughter-fest, and I was not disappointed. Chrome Skull got to use a variety of weapons: a steel rod, a shotgun, tire sealant, and of course, his trademark brass knuckle knives.Read more ›
I love horror films, but slasher flicks are not my preference. Still, I watch them and enjoy many of them. Sounds disturbing to say you enjoy a slasher film, but you know what I mean. Anyway, the majority are too much of the same ol' same ol', especially the current stuff. "Laid to Rest" is a special new entry in the subgenre because of the story told about the heroine's search for her identity and the Wizard of Oz-like friendships she forms with those she meets along the way. Add to that the fact that the kills in this movie are unique and nasty (which really does it for a lot of horror fans, though I'm no gorehound myself) and the film is so well-paced, and you've got something that is definitely a cut above the rest. Granted, it still had moments where I felt characters were making bad decisions, but, hey, some people make bad decisions. If you're into the Jason, Michael Myers, etc... types of films, this is worth checking out, and this killer is actually more grounded in reality, so far anyway. It's also fairly unpredictable I'd say. For one thing, anyone is fair game! "Laid to Rest" has a great cast with some recognizable faces and fantastic effects for a low-budget film, and the DVD comes through well too with commentary from lead actress Bobbi Sue Luther and writer/director/husband Robert Hall, the film's trailer, a great behind the scenes featurette, an effects featurette, a blooper reel and deleted scenes. Well worth the affordable price tag it usually carries!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was German version and not compatible with my Blu-ray Disc player. Very upset. Should be more obvious than in fine print on item page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Oh man. Where do I start with this one. I guess I have to say that this film is a frustrating experience. Read morePublished 7 months ago by robotGEEK
Their heart's in the right place, and I know plenty of horror fans who love this, but I just couldn't get on board. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Josh T. Nite
Laid To Rest is one of every gore hounds best horror films ever made. Even though it's not clichéd, it has neat top notch technology, graphic kills, and much more. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jamie Moore
Saw it on Encore it is really a well made horror film better the type of film that is out on the dvds today.Published 14 months ago by R. Stopher
Wow, I am not usually a big slasher fan, but when it is this well made, I have to give it the respect it deserves. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Manuel A. Saez
They pulled off a slasher film here without making the same old song, most importantly...NO DAMN DUMB TEENS AGAIN! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Molar