Friday 2 December 2011

Film 58: Never Play with the Dead

Shown on cable here but only ever commercially released in Australia, I had low expectations for this obscure feature about that most clichéed of plots: young people organising a party in an empty Victorian building.

So I was pleasantly surprised to find an enjoyable - and at times, genuinely spooky - ghost story with rounded, believable characters and chilling, if predictable, ending. Most of the cast and crew seem to have worked on EastEnders and other soaps.

Not a classic by any means but a perfectly acceptable way to spend 80 minutes. How does something like this not get a DVD release when you consider the crap that does? I mean, Left for Dead played cinemas - what sort of bizarro world are we living in?

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