Of Death Of Me Movie Review

You can tell it’s the scary season… and the horror movies are coming out to play.

Young me would be very surprised to find I have grown into a bit of horror movie aficionado, probably catching up from lost time. I have come a long way from that kid who watched some Jack The Ripper slasher flick and woke up the whole house screaming that there was a headless corpse in my bed. Refusing to sleep in it even after the bedding was changed, I insisted it was there, somewhere… headless and would be the Death of me…

So, I have an overactive imagination and I probably scare myself more than any movie or book…

death of me movie

First horror movie I have seen this horror season is The Death Of Me directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (best known for directing horror Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV) and starring Maggie Q, Alex Essoe, and Luke Hemsworth. Released on October 2, 2020, by Saban Films.

About the cast of Death Of Me

deat of me movie poster

You’ll probably know Maggie Q as the charming and deadly Nikita and has starred in leading roles in several movies. Alex Essoe played Wendy Torrance in the 2019 horror film Doctor Sleep. Yes, Luke Hemsworth is related to Chris Hemsworth best known as Thor.. Luke is Chris’s older brother, moving on, you may know him as Ashley Stubbs in the series Westworld.

So its got a stellar cast and renown director, an intriguing story line and a catchy title…

Death Of Me

The story follows a somewhat familiar premise, people wake up in a strange place, dishevelled, don’t remember what happened, but it looks like some weird stuff went down… what the hell happened last night?

Reminds you of The Hangover, right, except this is darker, scarier, and of course there will be blood.

A couple on vacation wake up bruised and covered in dirt and there’s a video of the husband choking and killing the wife then burying her in a shallow grave…

buried alive in death of me

My thoughts on Death Of Me…

Well it starts of on a good premise, and its got great cinematography, though I wish they had dialled down on the hallucination jump scares which get a tad overdone and the overplayed eerie soundtrack which would have given childhood me a good fright and instead made grownup me consider muting and watching with only the subtitles.

The acting is intense, but hey its an intense film, if you saw a video of your partner killing you would you still be able to trust them? Maggie Q singlehandedly holds down this production together.

Maggie Q in Death Of Me

Half the move is in a bit of daze as you try to figure out alongside the cast, what the heck is going on? Eventually some of the pieces fall into place and you almost have it, right up to the what did I just watch ending…

Runtime is just a little over 1hour 30 minutes so its not too long though it feels longer as the story sometimes drags without much going on.

I am not anyone’s cultural police but I did raise an eyebrow at the foreigners travel to watch a celebration at an exotic island and get entangled in festivals beyond their comprehension trope…

Death Of Me Trailer

Conclusion

death of me movie poster

Watch it if you dare… don’t expect too much out of it… suspend disbelief

and don’t watch it alone

Happy Halloween Month

~B

10 Comments

  1. I scare myself more than any book or movie too haha
    I don’t understand how I can comfortably watch people get murdered i.e. John Wick but a little thriller turns me into a crybaby.
    good review!

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    1. Its crazy how we can watch and cheer along John Wick on his murderous rage…. I happen to like the John Wick movies a lot lot

      guess there could be some vestigial blood lust buried in our genes from back in the day when life was really survival of the fittest kill or be killed natural law of the jungle
      ~B

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    1. She was also in another horror movie called Fantasy Island, and that one doesn’t have an redeeming qualities…
      hahaha seen any good scary one lately? They seem to be running out of stories, tropes and cliches
      ~B

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    1. Stephen has some explanation on how the things that scare us fascinate us, part of which is we are not as sane or rational as we think we are and it allows us to purge some of our darker instincts…

      You should totally watch this, you might not learn any life-changing lessons but you might definitely get a scare or two
      ~B

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