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DEATH OF ME Movie Review

Saban Films will release the horror / thriller Death of Me in theaters and On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020.

What happens in Thailand does not stay in Thailand, or does it. This creepy horror film in the same vain as The Wicker Man, will keep you guessing until the end. I really enjoyed watching this. I had chose to watch this in the middle of the night with the lights off and my wife was asleep. Maybe not the best move.

Death of Me is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise, Spiral) and stars Maggie Q (Divergent, “Young Justice”), Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld,” Thor: Ragnarok) and Alex Essoe (Doctor Sleep, Midnighters). The film was written by Ari Margolis (Black Days), James Morley III (Black Days) and David Tish making his feature screenwriting debut.

Waking up hungover is a common occurrence while on vacation. Christine and Neil are on vacation on a remote island off the coast of Thailand. Weird shit starts happening from the opening segment of the movie. There is a a constant sense of tension that continues to build up.

Neil is just an absolute douche, doesn’t believe his Christine at all. I mean come on. If someone comes to you with a crazy ass sounding story, at least hear them out. For the majority of the film, Christine thinks she is imagining everything that is going on around her. Everything seems to be easily dismissed as being just the Thai culture.

Speaking of Thailand, it is always beautiful seeing a film shot there. The Beach being one of my favorites. Bousman does a great job of capturing the sense of the beach and the heat and the wetness of the island. I can only imaging the shooting conditions. I wonder how many times shooting had to be postponed because of inclement weather.

There are some moments are that are so blood curdling that I had difficulty watching them. Even thinking of the scene today, weeks after watching the movie, I still can vividly see the scene in my mind. Gore hounds will find something here for them, but that is to be expected from Bousman. If you are a fan of the Saw franchise, then Death of Me is a must-watch.

One of the best parts for me was the camera movements during some of the scenes where Christine is hallucinating. The one in particular where the crowd from the parade swarms around her. The sound mixing must have been fun on that.

Keep reading to check out the synopsis and to watch the trailer.

Film Synopsis:

Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil’s camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With twenty-four hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night’s events—and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.

Death of Me Trailer

Death of Me arrives in theaters and On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020.

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Jim Napier

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Jim has been a self-proclaimed super geek ever since he got his first computer all the way back in 1992– and he has been ‘plugged in’ ever since. Fed by a steady diet of movies as a kid, he has expanded to new platforms to fuel his inner geek! Movies continue to feed Jim’s creative side, while technology is constantly changing and creating new toys that woo and draw him in!