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Cast: Alexis Iacono, Britt Griffith, Jw Wiseman, Brandon Slagle, Devanny Pinn, James Duval, Chanel Ryan, Candace Kita, Jennifer Woods, Dillon Paigen, Ryan Kiser, Mel Turner
A Marine Biologist is thrust into the violent paranoia surrounding a town preparing for the return of a legendary serpentine creature.
"Dead Sea" tells the story of a small town and the dark secret they hold. The town has a lake and every 30 years a sea creature returns to feed on the locals until one of them are sacrificed.
There is a lot going on in this little town and although the film is being billed as a creature feature it is a lot more than just that. The creature is not the only evil thing in town, there are several two legged creatures running around as well with motives of their own. I am not going to go into major plot details here because the more I talk about the story the greater the chances are of causing spoilers and I do not want to do that.
The creature itself is seen very little but when it is in action the scenes are quite frightening. By not showing the creature fully gave the film a greater sense of mystery. The story is intelligent, clever and highly original, it takes the "creature feature" to a whole new level of awesomeness. I was sucked in to the film's many story lines and it's well developed characters. You easily become invested in what happens to each and everyone in the film. Some characters are very easy to like well others are easy to hate.
I cannot talk about the characters without mentioning the cast as well. I am not going to point out any one actor because everyone in the film did a great job but I was very impressed with Alexis Iacono who plays Victoria, a young woman who left the town a long time ago for a better life but must return to find out why the local fish are turning up dead. This is a fantastic role for Alexis and she really shines here making this her best performance to date. The film also starts the talented and beautiful, Devanny Pinn as Auriel Servus. She gives a terrific performance and she really lights up the screen. The rest of the cast did a wonderful job as well including, Britt Griffith, Jw Wiseman, Brandon Slagle, James Duval, Chanel Ryan, Candace Kita, Jennifer Woods, Dillon Paigen, Ryan Kiser and Mel Turner.
I was also very impressed with the production, the film looks and sounds fantastic and they picked the perfect settings as well which helped in creating the right atmosphere. Writer/Director, Brandon Slagle took the Indie scene by storm last year with his hit film, "The Black Dahlia Haunting" but "Dead Sea" will top it once people see the film and word of mouth gets out.
"Dead Sea" is a must see film that is both terrifying and suspenseful, it also contains a good dose of tension and mystery as well. The film will be available on DVD on April 15th. You can Pre-order it HERE.
I cannot wait to see what this amazing Director has coming out next but in the mean time I highly recommend checking this out the day it hit stores, "Dead Sea" kicks ass in every way possible.
Released by Origin Releasing, Dead Sea Films LLC, Microbay Films LLC, Phase 4 Films
***** Out Of *****