Left for Dead Film Details
Overview: Five frat boys are stalked by a machete wielding maniac, after they are involved in a horrifying Devil’s Night accident.
Tagline: Death is just the beginning.
Review: I remember reading a brief article in Fangoria back in ’07 when this was being made. It sounded pretty decent, albeit, treading familiar territory, but since it has Danielle Harris in it, I didn’t think it would be too bad. I was so wrong. I just finished watching this. It’s not only bad, but terribly boring. Here is the plot. Five frat brother’s accidentally cause the death of a young man who stole the wallet of one the brother’s during their annual “Devil’s Night.” One year later (shades of IKWYDLS anyone?) during their Halloween party, the frat brother’s and their girlfriends begin to die, one by one, at the hands of a masked killer brandishing a machete. Yes, this sounds like every other revenge slasher before and after IKWYDLS, but I still thought it had potential. The acting was sub-par, at best, the violence and gore disappointingly minimal, and the killer from far threatening. The Halloween mask looks like it costs $10 at Wal-Mart. None of the characters (with the exception of Danielle Harris’ character, Nancy and her boyfriend Tommy) were worth rooting for. Hell, even Tommy’s character really wasn’t worth rooting for. All he did was whine and whine about what had happened last year. Not much more. The only real positive thing in this movie was the body count. It was actually pretty decent. I cannot for the life of me understand why the wonderful Danielle Harris saw in this project. She was woefully underused, and her role was nothing but to be the weak-willed victim that graced many 80s slashers. For something that had so much PR hype going on for it, it sure delivered poorly. In my opinion, only watch it for Danielle Harris. Other that that, it isn’t worth the 78 minutes of your life that you will waste on it.
Duration: 82 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Also known as: Devil’s Night,Ночь Дьявола,Left for Dead,Halloween: Left for Dead