Genre fans will be happy to see Tony Todd doing another wonderfully macabre character as Ruber, the caretaker. He is great as always, stealing every scene he is involved in. The film picks up the day after our cast is brutally murdered. The story is reminiscent of The Last Broadcast in the way that the audience, along with the detectives, are going through tape after tape to find the identity of the killer.
I’ve said it before; found footage allows a lot of room to play with, so you can leave out things that most bigger budgets would generally focus on. Dead of the Nite utilized this format to its maximum potential by keeping much to be left to the imagination. While some of the fight choreography is a bit clumsy, during the climax, it can be expected and doesn’t take away from enjoying watching the cast get sliced and diced.
If you’re a big fan of any of the genres I listed above, you might have to check this one out. There’s nothing wrong with ‘popcorn movies’ and this is definitely one of them.
This film gets the Rottin’ Roger Demarco seal of approval with 2.5 super 8 tapes out of 5.