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      I'll Take Your Dead

      Released May 3, 2019 1h 23m Horror List
      67% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 51% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A man who disposes of bodies for gangsters in a nearby city faces a difficult decision when one of the "corpses" turns out to still be alive. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Copious blood-spatter aside, "I'll Take Your Dead" is about as poignant as any movie with vengeful gangster ghosts can be. May 2, 2019 Full Review Brent McKnight The Last Thing I See A dark synthesis of gritty underworld crime saga and supernatural horror. Rated: B+ Jun 30, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The film falters from lack of character development and a bleak story. Rated: C+ Feb 15, 2020 Full Review Melissa Hannon Horror Geek Life Overall, I'll Take Your Dead proves to be another solid film for Black Fawn Films and Chad Archibald. The film is gritty, bleak, well-acted, and has some thrilling scares along the way. Rated: 3.9/5 Nov 2, 2019 Full Review Matthew Turner VODzilla.co A cracking little genre picture that satisfies on a number of different levels. Rated: 4/5 Nov 1, 2019 Full Review Kat Hughes THN A lovely character piece drenched in melancholy, I'll Take Your Dead is haunting and heartbreaking in equal measure. Rated: 4/5 Aug 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ricardo d A trama mistura drama, com fantasmas, gangues, tiroteios, dramas de adolescentes, e com isso, nem sabemos ao certo o que estamos assistindo. A criança Ava dá um show de interpretação e por isso vale minha pontuação. O resto, é esquecível. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Gabriel S This review has two parts, in order of occurence: a part for people who haven't watched the movie and are looking for a "watch it/ don't watch it" review, and a part for people who watched the movie but wants a thorough opinion of another fellow movie appreciator. Look for "If you've watched the movie" to find the second part of this review. I'll Take Your Dead follows Gloria, the daughter of a seemingly recluse, widow farmer who, in fact, works disposing of bodies that are casualties from gang fights. By when we enter the movie's storyline, Gloria is used to her father's occupation. Now, Gloria does have one odd characteristic: she sees the spirits of the dead. One day, her father, William, needs to accept the disposal of three bodies. Turns out of them is alive, a woman by the name of Jackie. This event sets in motion a spiral of love and grief when Gloria starts to like Jackie, using the woman to fill out the grief of losing her mother. I'll Take Your Dead is a slow-paced heavy drama. In the catalog that hinted at this movie, I'll Take Your Dead had the "horror" label, but this is not a horror movie. The only horror elements present are the ghost that Gloria sees and William's grim job; the rest of the movie is about the bound between Gloria and Jackie, which is where this movie fails. I guess what this movie lacks is depth. This story has the potential for being a great story about mother love, dealing with grief, and innevitability, but, instead, we get a shallow cut-down 85 minute movie that does not hit us hard as it should. The above-average acting is not enought to save this long-screen. The ghosts are a weird addition to the story, like characters that the writers threw in and didn't know how to use. They feel a bit ex-Machina at the end. Overall, I'll Take Your Dead is alright for die-hard horror fans, but it does not hit the mark when it comes to delivering a satisfying story. It lacks depth and connecting the dots, leaving too many loose ends for appreciation. ***Warning!!!*** If you've watched the movie, continue past this point. Be advised. Gloria sees spirits, but this is not a major point in the movie up until the end. Throughout the movie, one demon-like spirit is tormenting her, a person completely burnt, carbonized. This seems to be Gloria's vilain, but, in the end, the spirit actually saves her and, by the closing scene, it's like all spirits liked her, what!? These points show how this movie lacks depth. The ghosts, in the end, are in the story just to set the events in motion. For example, in the climax, the gangsters searching for Gloria, William, and Jackie also see the ghosts; the carbonized demon-like ghost saves Gloria, it's a mess. We get very little exposition to Jackie and Gloria's bound as mother-ish and daughter. We don't feel their love, which is the main theme of the movie. Jackie has a past that the movie does not explore, which could play a major role as to why she gets closer to Gloria; Jackie even hints at her past to William: "You don't know me, don't act as if you know me just because of how I arrived here. You know nothing about surviving," hinting at a backstory that we never get to know. The major plot twist of I'll Take Your Dead, though a foreseeable one, is that Jackie's boyfriend, Carter, was the mentor of the shootout that killed Jackie's friends and almost killed Jackie. In the climax, Jackie realizes this, but Carter and the gang are already at the farm pursuing them. This twist does not add to Jackie's arc, in fact, Jackie's arc is not present. We don't know how close Jackie was to Carter, if Carter treated her well or anything relevant other than, well, Carter set Jackie and his and her friends up for money. More explanations? None given. I can't recommend I'll Take Your Dead for casual watchers. This movie is only for people that crave for stories, good or bad, and are willing to watch anything for the sake of watching. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Procurando O Não é lá grande coisa, mas também não é ruim. Da para assistir de boa. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Hugo S A farmer has an unusual job: to make dead bodies disappear. The man lives with his daughter, who is haunted by the wandering souls. The man's routine suffers a dramatic change when he receives the body of a woman that is actually still alive. A fight for survival begins as a gang of criminals comes back to finish what they have started. "I'll Take Your Dead" delves into the psyche of the main characters to explore their personal dramas and moral conflicts. Morbid and dark! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/06/23 Full Review Brad P I'll Take Your Dead is the next step for not only Chad Archibald but Black Fawn Films. One thing I have seen more and more with this cycle of indie horror is storytelling has to be simple and human. As you go deeper into what makes us tick and move into the horror beyond the doorstep, you reveal great genre storytelling which is what we see coming from the duo of Jayme Laforest and Archibald. Not that their previous entries were not worth the time but this is horror with a heart and for me. It checks all the boxes when it comes to a film that I want to spend my time watching. I think both lead performances from Devine and Preston especially are stellar giving a reality into a necessary and grim survival situation. For me, Black Fawn comes through again and I can not wait to see the future for them as they evolve into one of the premiere horror collectives in the world by setting a statement with I'll Take Your Dead. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review Edward C I enjoyed this film, pacing was good. It did it's job precisely and effectively. The acting was good. A father and daughter with what you may call unique home life with his income being somewhat niche. A well used plot the ‘idyllic' home life is intruding my ne'er do we'll customers put the man of the house in a moral dilemma keep his dreams and daughter safe by making a dubious choice. Suitably violent chaos ensues and the paranormal elements hinted at come into main focus somewhat confusingly however. The outcome and sacrifices made are obvious and it was clear from the start how it would all play out. The budget was probably not great but the acting and commitment was all played out well. This was a bit of a gem really. If you've got Amazon and 80 odd mins spare you really should give it a go Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A man who disposes of bodies for gangsters in a nearby city faces a difficult decision when one of the "corpses" turns out to still be alive.
      Director
      Chad Archibald
      Producer
      Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan, Christopher Giroux
      Screenwriter
      Jayme Laforest
      Distributor
      Shout! Factory
      Production Co
      Black Fawn Films, Particular Crowd, Breakthrough Entertainment
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 3, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 3, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.2K
      Runtime
      1h 23m
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