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4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker Movie Review

Written by Jennifer Turner

DVD released by Breaking Glass Pictures

4 Dead Girls The Soul Taker Poster


Written and directed by Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson
2012, 95 minutes, Not Rated 
DVD released on August 8th, 2013

Starring:
Katherine Browning as Lily
Mike Campbell as Devlin Chito
Leah Verill as Pam
Ashley Love as Lori
Tiffany S. Walker as Bianca

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Review:

4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker began with a girl hysterically crying and that was me. Yes, this is another homebrew classic by the sadists at Breaking Glass Pictures.

The movie centers on four college girls who rent a house from a rather creepy landlord. In the traditional slasher movie cliché, three of the girls are raging whores while the final one is a virgin. I can only guess which one will survive. And like most films from this genre, we are treated to overdramatic sex scenes which make me want to yell "She's faking it!"

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The acting is subpar; it's not annoying but in no way is it entertaining. There is way too much girlish squealing than should ever be allowed in a horror movie. However, one of the actresses, Leah Verill, does stand out. She reminds me a lot of Margot Kidder from Black Christmas with her boozy and bitchy persona. I look forward to seeing what else she may do.

The only thing that really bugs me about this film is the attack of the shaky cam. I tend to get nauseous when the camera doesn't stand still and it really detracts from my enjoyment of a movie. I will say that the special effects are impressive for such a low budget movie.

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Think of 4 Dead Girls as if Slumber Party Massacre got drunk and hooked up with Saw. It's slow paced but worth the viewer's investment. The characters are bland but semi-likable. And while this particular storyline is old-hat, it manages to keep its freshness until the end.

Yet, the movie is not that bad, it's reminds me a lot of Slumber Party Massacre with its sense of humor and nonchalant pacing.

Good God, I dare think I actually enjoyed this film. Horror DNA sent me a movie I didn't hate. Is this the seventh sign of the apocalypse?

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Grades:

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