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      Death on Demand

      R 2008 1h 30m Horror List
      Reviews 20% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A college student convinces three couples to spend Halloween night in the house where a man murdered his family, then committed suicide. Read More Read Less

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      Blake French Filmcritic.com The film doesn't have much to say, and doesn't even say what it does very well. Rated: 1/5 Aug 2, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Clayton B "Death on Demand" triumphs as a brilliant cinematic feat with its original concept and meticulous execution. Though occasionally dipping into cliché territory, my engagement never wavered. Initially discovered as a humorous pick, this film surpasses expectations, weaving a compelling narrative that kept me thoroughly invested. Drawing comparisons to "Halloween: Resurrection," "Death on Demand" excels with superior acting and a cohesive atmosphere. The film’s duration transformed me from a mere spectator to an active participant, engrossed in the unfolding drama among the college students. What sets this direct-to-DVD release apart is its potential to become a timeless piece, and I take pride in owning what is now a rare collector's item. This film is a must-watch for aficionados of horror, dark comedy, B-movies, and indie films. The narrative humorously portrays young couples navigating a haunted house, striking a perfect balance between fear and laughter without taking itself too seriously. The costume design is particularly noteworthy, deserving accolades for its creativity and impact, speaking volumes more than the entirety of Brendan Fraser’s performance in "The Whale." Sean McIntyre’s Après monté ensemble was a standout, cleverly incorporating climbing gear in unexpected ways, adding a layer of authenticity and danger. Watching this film was a visceral journey—every minute was a buildup of suspense, anticipating the next cleverly crafted mishap. In my view, "Death on Demand" ranks among the most entertaining films since "Sharknado: Global Swarming." Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/23/24 Full Review Dom P Never in my life have I seen a horror film so gloriously executed. While the cinematography was lacking, the acting made up for it and I completely forgot that every character had multiple harsh shadows and the audio was unsynced. Besides the script being an exact copy of "Halloween: Ressurection" with multiple horror movie tropes and very gratuitous nudity that served no purpose, this was basically an original story that I've never seen before. Also, whoever doubled as the costume designer and college girl on the end of the couch was clearly a master of their craft. Just an overall wonderful experience from a movie that has been copied and pasted a hundred times that brings absolutely nothing to the table besides making me feel every agonizing minute and being a physical and mental challenge to get through. Very well done. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Audience Member This is essentially a REALLY BAD knock off of Halloween: Resurrection. Seriously, it is like the exact same movie! The thing that sets this film apart is the acting. The acting is SO bad. It is literally some of the most horrible acting I have ever seen. Brandon Goins wins the award for worst supporting actor of all time, while Dan Falcone takes the prize for worst leading man of all time. Seriously it was terrible. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I have to say that this muct be one of the worst things I have seen in a while. So many times when I think it can't possibly get any worse, it's amplified. By the way the house on the cover picture is nowhere in this. I'm not even calling it a film, it doesn't deserve that. Pathetic plot, acting, characters, and I especially give the lowest words to the pornography. I wasted a bit too much of my life on this crap. Don't do the same. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Death on Demand (Adam Matalon, 2008) Before helming the terminally stupid Death on Demand, Adam Matalon had directed two things: Sesame Street skits and a short called Sex and Camping. No, I can't figure it out, either. But it makes a lot more sense than Death on Demand, whose continuity issues in the first half-hour would really be a problem if you could somehow bring yourself to give half a fig about the goings-on therein. Plot: Sean McIntyre (Sixty Cups of Coffee's Jerry Broome) was a mountaineer who went nuts and killed his family twenty years ago. Ever since, his house has stood abandoned, rumored to be haunted. Fast-forward to the present day, and college student Richard DeNola (Over the G.W.'s Dan Falcone), looking for a way to make some quick cash, comes up with the idea of doing a webcast from the house, offering five grand to anyone who manages to stay the night without fleeing. His dad (Ralph Bernard in his first feature appearance), a self-made millionaire, thinks he's nuts, but you know fathers-as long as Richard can get a thousand subscriptions to the webcast, he clears the prize money and makes a nifty profit. In order to massage the numbers, Richard comes up with three teams guaranteed to pull in the local viewers. There are two rival football stars from the team, Biff (All God's Creatures' Josh Folan) and Brad (What Happens in Vegas' Brandon Goins) and their girlfriends, aspiring psychic Darla (The Flying Scissors' Elizabeth Jamison) and Tammy (Apocalypse, CA's Anne McDaniels). The fifth respondent is something of a geek, and subscriptions are flagging, so Richard makes the decision to dump his partner and substitute Velvet Luv (Emerging Past's Krista Grotte), a porn star he's hired. Subscriptions go through the roof-and really explode when a séance held by Darla, engineered by Richard, inadvertently causes the group to bring the spirit of Sean McIntyre back into our world to kill again. I'm pretty sure "dumb" is not the right word to use for this. (I have read a number of reviews that say it's a direct rip-off of Halloween: Resurrection; I haven't seen that one and so can't say, but I'll put it out there just in case.) It has all the hallmarks of exactly the kind of movie you want to avoid: the plot is lame and predictable, the acting is worthless, the direction is fumble-fingered. And if you can make sense out of the openeing sequence before halfway through the movie, you did better than I. If you're looking for a turn-your-brain-off horror movie and your video rental store is out of every other possible choice, grab this. Otherwise, go with something, anything, else. * 1/2 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member It's all sex scenes. Dont watch it. I hated it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A college student convinces three couples to spend Halloween night in the house where a man murdered his family, then committed suicide.
      Director
      Adam Matalon
      Screenwriter
      Kevin Burke, Adam Matalon, Brian O'Hara
      Rating
      R (Language|Strong Violence/Gore|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 30m