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Cast: Cast: Colin Price (Late Night Double Feature), Alysa King (TVís Slasher, Berkshire County) Gwenlyn Cumyn (TVís All For One), Dennis Andres (Lady Psycho Killer) and George Krissa
Two young couples out for a night of debauchery at the cityís oldest sex club find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome fate. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bedís secrets before they are picked off one by one. But when they call the police for help they are connected with a hard-nosed detective who at that very moment is investigating the death of four young people at the same sex club in the same antique bed!
"Bed of the Dead" is a unique horror film and this is my Fantasia International Film Festival 2016 Review. The film centers on two couples who are at a sex club, they talk the clerk into letting them use room 18 but what they don't know can kill them. Inside the room is a very large unique bed and the two guys are looking to have a good time with their ladies but at the last minute the girls don't feel right about having a foursome but that doesn't matter because the bed is haunted and once they leave it they will meet a horrifying death.
As the film opens, the two couples have already met their end and we see a detective on the scene investigating as he attempts to figure out what has happened. As he looks at each body to try and determine the cause of death the scene switches to the two couples and we get to see what happens to them. I really liked the way the story is told and I liked how the detective was able to talk to one of the girls on the phone before she meets her end. He then tries to race against the clock in order to save her.
"Bed of the Dead" is a creepy, blood soaked horror film that does a great job creating mystery and suspense. We do find out later in the film what the bed wants when killing its victims but I am not going to give that away here so not to ruin the film for those of you wanting to see it. BED OF THE DEAD will have its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal July 16th at 11:55pm at J.A. De Seve Theatre, with an additional screening August 1st at 5:00pm, again at J.A. De Seve Theatre.
Another thing I liked about the film was the acting, everyone in the film did a great job playing their characters including, Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwen Cumyn and Alex Loubert. The characters could have been fleshed out a bit more but it was never a problem for me because there was always something happened that kept me clued to the screen. This is a clever and intelligent horror film that gets get your head and it stays there all the way to the end. There are several twists along the way as well to keep you off guard.
"Bed of the Dead" was directed by Jeff Maher (Cinematographer of Antisocial, BITE, Let Her Out)and he does a great job keeping the film moving at a nice pace and he knows what horror fans want. Production wise the film looks great and the effects used were excellent, I wish there was more of it in the film but that is only I being greedy because I felt it had the right amount of drama, horror and blood. I had a blast watching it and I recommend it to all fans of horror, there is so much to like and I really enjoyed the ending as well. I would definitely me up for a sequel. You might find yourself sleeping on the couch after watching this film.
Released by Black Fawn Films/Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.
**** Out Of *****