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KILL THEORY
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Reviewed by: Matt Withers

Directed by: Chris Moore

Starring:
Agnes Bruckner
Taryn Manning
Teddy Dunn

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What's it about
7 unlucky teens are targeted by a killer who forces then to kill each other until only one is left standing or else they all die. Hmm, hard and violent choices forced by a madman who is looking to teach a lesson. I feel like I've been down this road before...
Is it good movie?
This is the directorial debut of Chris Moore, who will be well known to anyone who was a fan of PROJECT GREENLIGHT. I certainly was, and hoped that he'd show up with a fun genre get down.

Unfortunately KILL THEORY is one of those movies that falls flat on just about every level. The concept is played out, the acting is generally bad, the "scare" scenes fail to generate any real tension, shifts in tone and motivation could cause whiplash, and by the end of it the twist ending carries far less impact than it might in a better film. This is sadly a big waste of time overall.

One thing that does work for the flick is outstanding cinematography. I was actually taken aback by how clear the largely dark shoot is, and would love for all indie horror flicks to take a page from this on how to let the audience see what is going on. That said, it only serves to emphasize how poor the total product is when paired with such beautiful lens work.

I wish I could find something positive to add, since as stated before I'm a fan of Moore, but the evidence here suggests he should stick to producing, and have someone else pick his scripts.

Video / Audio
Video: Widescreen 16x9

Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

The Extras
Kill Theory: Behind the Scenes: This is the kind of throw away propaganda piece that is supposed to substitute for real extras on a film that no one wants to spend any more time on.

Alternate Openings: Blah.

Deleted Scene: Blah, blah.

Last Call
Part of the 8 Films To Die For series, KILL THEORY belongs more to Films I Wouldn't Cross The Street For. A tired idea supported by weak performances and shoddy direction make this one you'd be well served to avoid.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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