Dead Souls

IMDb Rating 4.5 10 1


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April 15, 2019



Bill Moseley as The Governor
Geraldine Hughes as Colleen
Jesse James as Matt Hoffman
Magda Apanowicz as Angela
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749.77 MB
23.976 fps
92 min
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92 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by James Wright 5 / 10 / 10

No Soul

The makers of this film asked way too much of its two young leads, who aren't the most amazing actors and are required to carry nearly the entire movie with just them in an old house. Not only that but the dialogue just isn't there, so no matter what their level of talent they don't have much to work with either. Then there is the direction, there is something very messy about most of the shots, and this usually does not seem to add anything to the theme of the film and just makes things feel confused. Also if this all wasn't enough there are also clear budget restraints that would hurt the film even if it did have decent actors, pacing, writing or editing. There is some slivers of possibly good movie here, but it is hard to really piece them together and not really worth the effort.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 7 / 10 / 10

Time for the final step

The film opens with a biblical Osiris human sacrifice gone bad as an infant survives. Family Man crucifies himself with nails from his well stock garage or barn in this case. Johnny Petrie (Jesse James) the surviving infant was raised my Carrie's mom (Geraldine Hughes) wannabe. At 18 he inherits a farm and discovers his secret past as well as Emma (Magda Apanowicz) squatting in his Maine home, next to Stephen King's place, eventually playing something that sounds like Trent Reznor. Johnny wakes something up. The original incident took place about 1995, while the home looked like it was set in the 1970's. The actual farm is in Canterbury, Connecticut and not Maine. The mixing of religions was odd, but using a Horus Eye for an Osiris rite was all wrong, may Crowley have mercy on your soul. The production had a made-for-TV quality to it for much of the pace which I saw better than some alternatives. There are no "zombies" per se in the film, just possessed people who come back from the dead for a bit. Guide: No swearing or nudity. Implied sex. Only self crucifixion scene I can recall ever in a film.

Reviewed by Tss5078 7 / 10 / 10

The Ultimate Movie Review! - - @tss5078

Dead Souls is every adopted child's biggest fantasy and worst nightmare rolled into one. On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie (Jesse James) finds out that he's adopted and there is an inheritance waiting for him. Despite being told not to go back to his home town, Johnny does any way, and learns another secret about his past, one that will put a target on his back. Dead Souls is another film produced for the little known NBC owned cable horror network, Chiller. Because these films are made for TV, they have to be somewhat toned down, something that is always going to hinder a good horror film. For this reason, Chiller films usually come down to two things; the cast and realism. The filmmakers can't use the gore and violence associated with most modern horror films, so it comes right down to how believable or frighting is the story? That brings us to Dead Souls, which has a fairly creepy backstory, that starts out believable, but really stretches near the end. What is enjoyable about this film is that instead of focusing on what it can't do, it works extra hard to be the best at what it can do, meaning get ready to jump, scream, and be on the edge of that seat. As for the cast, Jesse James makes it happen, and no I don't mean that Jesse James. I am referring to the blond haired, blue eyed, twenty-eight year old, who started his career in horror at the age of 9, and like a fine wine, he has only gotten better with age. James has been in some huge Horror films, worked with all the big names, and he was more than over due to star in his own film. Even when this movie starts to fall apart towards the end, Jesse James and his unique style of the cute country boy with the fire inside, is what keeps you watching all the way through to the end. Dead Souls isn't a great film, but it's not a bad one either, and when you compare it to some of the other originals Chiller has put out there, it's a big step in the right direction.

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