Laid To Rest
A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and outsmart the technologically inclined killer who is hellbent on finishing what he started.
The story in this film is quite standard for the horror genre. A fairly annoying girl stalked by a deranged killer in a mask surrounded by aquaintances and strangers who come to meet their deaths with varying degrees of brutality.
As far as chromeskull himself is concerned we never really learn anything about him or his past which is a shame. Despite this he turns out to be a rather excellent killer due to a cool chrome mask and by far the biggest and sharpest knives ive ever seen (icluding crocodile dundee). As a result of these knives some of the death scenes are actually excellent and one of the best aspects of the film.
When you sit back as a viewer and come to the happy realisation that the script and plot aren't going to change cinema as we know it this "Laid to rest" is a very enjoyable bloodbath of a movie.
Ugh. I picked up Laid to Rest last year when it was released for cheap, mainly because it looked cool (I may have read some decent reviews too, I don't recall). Anyway, I finally got around to watching it today and what a waste of 90 minutes this was. Unending clichés and awful acting (featuring even worse southern accents) are all par for the course in Laid to Rest. I can't tell you how many times the people being chased by "Chrome Skull" were in a car or in the clear, but somehow they managed to find themselves back in danger in no time. I will admit that I did find the last act 200% better than the rest of the film, but that really isn't saying much. A word of advice: pass on Laid to Rest.
Blah story but brilliant death scenes and a great scream queen-esque lead. Love this movie.
Shiny skull face killer chases girl around for unknown reason. Wasn't quite as bad as i was expecting but again, the girl was so unlikeable, whiny, and dumb, that I couldn't wait to see her get killed. Only likable character was the guy who looks like the son of Steve Buscemi.
First of all, the main actress was horrible, but everything else was pretty good. The killings were gory and cool!
Not much to say really.
...how are there two of these
Just watched LAID TO REST, directed by Robert Hall. This is a slasher movie about a girl that wakes up with no memory and get chased around for the rest of the movie by a guy that wears a metal mask and calls himself Chromeskull...at least the name on the killer's personalized licence-plate. I really hate how modern horror movies use a really grating noise every 10 seconds to try and get you to jump; it's like a laugh-track on a sitcom telling you when to laugh. If there was 1 nice thing about the movie, it's the fact that it merely suggested a back-story without filling in any of the details. The back-story might surface in the sequel, but the fact that the killer died in the original has me scratching my head
Despite its shallow plotting, "Laid to Rest" has a surprisingly potent atmosphere. It really feels like these characters are trapped in a nocturnal Hell with a crazed killer, as civilized safe-haven is nowhere to be found, even if the lack of contact via phone and internet comes off as ridiculous. The practical effects are a welcome commodity, giving it an old-school slasher feel.