Monday, May 13, 2013

2,100th Post Celebration: Dead in 3 Days

For this next milestone, I wanted to do something less terrible than your Amazing Bulks or Actium Maximus'.  To be honest, how much worse could I get?  Instead, I'll be covering a Thriller from Austria.

Wait- Austria, I said?  There's only one way to do that then...

Austrian Slash Flick: Dead in 3 Days

Dead in 3 Days
Foreign Title: In 3 Tagen bist du Tot

Austria, 2006

Director: Some Austrian Guy (aka Andreas Prochaska)

Dead is notable for being an Austrian Slasher Film.  Other than being dark and grungy, that's about it.  People are attacked, people are stalked and people die.  It's got a dark look and tone that a lot of people will like.  As for me, it just makes me think that I need a Tetanus shot!  If you like dark, painful and hopeless horror, this is certainly up your alley.
If you aren't a fan of this kind of film, the movie will do nothing to change your mind.  Not every film has to be revolutionary, I suppose.  You have to learn to walk before you can do Parkour, after all.  That said, the performances feel real and I did feel a bit of something for these people.  

The big problem with this, however, is the long delay of the reveal of the killer's motive.  I can understand it to a certain extent, but no hints are given at all for a good 2/3 of the film.  Throw me a bone, movie!  Other than that, I don't have much to say.  It's good, but not great.  If it heralds bigger and better films, good.  If it doesn't, it's a real shame.
While it's nothing special, it's a well-made, middle-of-the-road Slasher film from the lovely little country of Austria.
Wow, that was weird.  It's hard to write like you, Maynard!  How do you do it all of the time?
Next up, Wes Craven brings us another Rare Flix courtesy of Streaming.  Oh and thanks for the VHS Rip, Netflix!  Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. xDDD

    How do I do it all the time? I don't know. I guess I'm running on autopilot ;)