Wednesday, 11 May 2016 Posted by Mark B at 06:12
KILD TV (2016)
(Online screener copy)
Directed by William Collins
Written by Channing Whitaker
Stars: D.C Douglas, Astrea Campbell-Cobb, Dan Braverman,
Jared Doreck, Heather Williams, Aleeah Rogers and Grace Johnston
The crew of a local horror movie showcase is used to broadcasting creepy stories of heinous
killers, but tonight they are the story, trapped with a real killer among them. Fans are tuning in to
the late night show as their favorite horror host, Dr. Perseco, weaves a macabre tale of suspense
and gore, but soon the horror becomes real and Dr. Perseco breaks character pleading for someone
to send help. Will the audience respond or pop more popcorn?!
Thank you to Channing Whitaker for reaching out and hooking me up with KILD TV a film I had heard about and was keen to check out! Pleased to say that the film is smartly paced slasher movie backed up with an excellent variety of characters.
AS mentioned in the official synopsis, viewers become witness to the very real plight of a TV studio crew become trapped by a murderous stranger who may or may not be closer to home than they realise.
Several victims later the remaining crew members band together to try to survive the night but this may be much harder than they can comprehend!
I liked the way KILD TV didn't make the usual mistake in killing off decent characters too early and allowed the actors to grow into their characters. I am not saying that nothing interesting happens in the first two thirds of the movie, there is plenty going on to secure viewer interest and it sets the stage brilliantly for a bloody finale.
This leads nicely to my next point; toward the end the film pulls off an excellently staged killer reveal which really took me by surprise.
The cast did a great job - D.C Douglas as Milton/horror host 'Dr Perseco' is great fun to watch especially while in character as Dr Perseco. He churns out the horror movie host cheese to great effect. Heather Williams as the spunky Geneva really impresses and I would love to see more of her work in the future, shes a bit kick ass! Astrea Campbell-Cobb is alluring as studio newbie Adel while Grace Johnston, Aleeah Rogers and Jared Doreck provide strong support. As mentioned before its great that the characters are well written and given time to evolve and its something I really did appreciate.
A fun and engaging slasher mystery with a very successful whodunit element. Highly recommended!
The even better news is that you can grab a copy of the film right NOW at http://www.kildmovie.com/
2016 “Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest” have officially been announced. “ KILD TV” was nominated in the following categories;
"Best Feature Film"
"Best Produced Screenplay"
"Best Special Effects/Make up"