Terror Films, LLC, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be bringing director Bobbin Ramsey’s Dead Body to the DVD marketplace on Aug. 14.
Colonel Mustard did in the Dining Room with the Candlestick! If that seems familiar to you, then you have played the board game Clue at some point in your life. And, if you had fun playing Clue, then Dead Body will be an enjoyable mid-summer outing, especially if you love things that go bump in the night!
The set up is nine high school friends (read that as the “victim pool”) who are saying goodbye to high school and moving on with their lives. To celebrate, they plan a weekend in the woods — at a remote cabin — where it will be party time.
As genre fans, you can quickly put two and two together — “Dead Body” as a title, check, a group at a remote cabin, check, and someone suggests a game be played, check — and see that it all adds up to a night of slaughter with the audience trying to guess who is the slasher (motive is only a secondary concern, which is usually crazy and not connected to reality).
Agatha Christie delivered “And Then There Were None” (or a variation on that title) way back in 1939 and filmmaker René Clair adapted her book in 1945 to the screen with Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston and others playing the “Ten Little Indians” … until there were none, that is. Christie set the standard for murder mysteries and Bobbin Ramsey’s Dead Body is more or less a wonderful homage to those works, especially “And Then There Were None.”
After the introductions and the rational for a trip to a remote cabin, the group begins playing a murder mystery game, which of course turns real all too quickly. At first they can’t fathom that someone would kill … and then kill again, and again. It then becomes a fight for survival!
Your job is to figure out who is doing it. Is it a member of the group or someone outside the circle of friends? Will someone survive the night? Or, does the killer run the table! Dead Body, Aug. 10, DVD … have fun!