Hayes Hudson's House of Horror's Blu-ray Review
by Hayes Hudsons House of Horror
Here is a film a lot of you probably know nothing about. It's a great, low budget, slasher flick called KILD TV about a local horror show where the murder is real! Here is the basic plot synopsis:
Ten years after a series of unsolved serial killings, a determined journalist cracks the case and prepares an expose for air, all the while keeping his secret that the twisted killer now works in his own station. As he covertly prepares, a skeleton crew of the local TV station begins to air their live, late-night horror show, featuring a ghoulish host named Dr. Perseco.
Unbeknownst to all, one crew member has already been viciously murdered and her body hidden. A violent thunderstorm rolls in as two more of the crew and the journalist disappear.
The TV show continues with over-the-top macabre antics and Perseco’s dark humor until the mutilated body of one of the missing is discovered. The midnight crew is now in a full panic and frantically tries to flee the building, only to find all lines of escape and communication sabotaged. They are trapped inside with the killer somewhere in the station!
Thunder strikes and the lights go off, leaving only emergency power available, and one hope for rescue; they must broadcast or die. They plea for help on the air, but the plan falls on deaf ears when viewers believe it’s just a hoax. No help is coming. Soon, more lifeless, brutally slain bodies turn up and the pressure mounts to identify the killer before another is found slaughtered.
As the mystery begins to unravel, it becomes clear that the killer is among them. Friends and colleagues begin distrusting each other, and, with every step inching ever closer to discovering the killer, another body falls.
I love finding movies that I have never heard of and have read nothing about. I like being able to go into a film without any prior knowledge and without anyone having any preconceived opinions of a film based on any reviews I might have seen or heard. While I had not read anything about this film, after viewing it I think it is just a matter of time before we all start hearing a lot more about this film.
I loved the concept of this film, with a local horror movie show coming under attack by a killer and their only means for help was broadcasting to ask viewers to call the police. Most everyone watching assumes it is fake, and just part of the show. That is terrifying to me to think that could be happening and people are just sitting on their couch laughing and having a good time while people are actually dying! I know...it's just a movie, but that concept is creepy as hell!
The movie is very well done, with everyone turning in a great acting performance. Dr. Perseco played by actor D.C. Douglas was especially good. He played a wonderful cable horror host, and it almost makes me sad that he is not a real horror host. He would be a great one for sure! The effects are also pretty good in this film, with some great gore including a nasty head bashed in with a computer screen! Also, to go along with all this doom and despair, their is some humor throughout the film, although some of it is pretty dark humor. I did literally laugh out load at one point, though, so well done to the filmmakers for throwing in some pretty good humor.
I really liked this film. KILD TV is not a huge budget, blockbuster type of film for sure. It's a low budget independent film, but it is just as enjoyable as some of the big studio horror films I have seen lately.
The film is being self-distributed by the filmmakers, so make sure to grab a copy today and support indie filmmaking! Visit http://www.kildmovie.com./ to purchase a limited edition, unrated and uncut version of the film on DVD or Blu-ray. You can also order autographed copies of the film!