Nine Dead (2009)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Chris Shadley
Producer: Nick Thurlow, Paula Hart
Screenwriter: Patrick Wehe Mahoney
Date Released: November 6, 2009
Melissa Joan Hart as Kelley Murphy
John Terry as Shooter
Chip Bent as Sully Fenton
Lawrence Turner as Coogan
Edrick Browne as Leon
John Cates as Christian Collingsworth
Marc Macaulay as Father Francis
Lucille Soong as Nhung Chan
James C. Victor as Eddie Vigoda
William Lee Scott as Dean Jackson
Emily Hart as York
Daniel Baldwin as Cop
Rating = one/five Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Nine people are captured by a masked killer and placed in an abandoned building. When the victims are unhooded by the killer, they are chained to a pole and are given instructions to figure out why they were brought to the building. If they cannot answer the question, the masked killer will kill someone every ten minutes. The group must figure out the question to the answer before all nine people get killed.
The Gore Factor
There is no blood or gore that makes a lasting impression in the film, Nine Dead. There are the occasional gunshots but otherwise, there is little to be noted. Overall, Nine Dead will leave you unsatisfied with respect to the incorporation of gore elements.
The Grave Review
Nine Dead (2009) was a poor attempt at a storyline, which involves a killer who had a demented plan for a group of people. However, the result of nine dead was a failed execution of the plot, poor acting, and inconclusive ending.
The story starts where the killer is seen tazing his victims and slowly placing them in the abandoned building. However, the killer walks up to people and drags their bodies away without being noticed in public places. This aspect was completely unrealistic and as such took away some of the scare elements very early in the film. This, unfortunately, set the tone for how Nine Dead would be throughout the film.
The acting in Nine Dead was not very believable. For example, a mobster by the name of Sully (Chip Bent) felt like someone out of a soft-core porn flick. The flow of dialogue between the characters felt somewhat unnatural. Even the prosecutor, Kelly (Melissa Joan Hart) was not convincing in her role. In addition, the rapport between characters in the group was not engaging. Taking all aspects into consideration, the characters and dialogue felt stale.
As a side note, can someone explain why Daniel Baldwin was in this film? His role lasted about 10 seconds and he was never seen again during the course of this film.
For the above-mentioned reasons, Grave Reviews gives Nine Dead (2009), one grave out of five graves.
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