Thursday, 30 August 2012

Review: Deadly Renovations (2010)

First I´d like to thank Brain Damage Films for providing me with a screener
When a small house flipping group discovers that their Hotel project may contain millions of cash hidden somewhere within, the project turns deadly. Deadly Renovations is written by Charles Pisaeno and directed by Robert H. Gwinn. The acting ranges from okay to mediocre to bad, I was suprised to find Terence Knox who once played Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson in the tv-series Tour of Duty in this and even if he only has a small part he is the best actor in Deadly Renovations. The camerawork and editing is okay, the soundtrack is decent. The setting is pretty decent, I love derelict houses, but the rooms, hallways and so on doesn´t look sufficiently dirty or dusty and this affect the atmosphere. There is never any real tension in it but I do like that it isn´t totally predictable and there is more than one twist. There is brief gore but the "highlights" consists of some bad computer gendered gore that isn´t especially effective. Deadly Renovations is pretty lame in the gore department.There is some brief T & A in this.
Deadly Renovations was originally known as Renovation.
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This review is based upon a passwordprotected screener provided by Brain Damage Films.
Rating: 2 out of 7. It´s okay despite some flaws. Despite a running time of just 80 minutes it had some difficulties of keeping me interested, I felt it took to long for the killings to get going and killings lacks any punch due to the small amount of gore. A slasher needs gore! There is no tension and the only scene that´s remotely unsettling is a attempted rape. There´s some brief T & A but WTF, we have a group of actors and attractive actresses playing strip poker for a long time and there is no nudity in that scene, not even a glimpse.


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