If it were up to me, every movie I review would get positive write-ups, ranting and raving about how great they all are. Unfortunately, that is not reality… I have to sit through a lot of mediocre movies and a lot of bad movies to really find the good ones. I am sad to say I now have to write about another disappointing one with my review of Nicholas Humphries’ Death Do Us Part.
A group of friends go on a weekend trip to a cabin for a double stag party. With a bunch of secrets coming to light, the weekend is ruined… not to mention a killer is on the loose, offing all of the friends one by one.
Death Do Us Part had so much potential! The acting was actually pretty good, the practical effects were impressive, and the last 8 minutes of the film were exciting, fast-paced, funny, and well written… but it was too little, way too late. The entire movie leading up to those last few minutes were boring and uneventful, the story seemed to be leading nowhere, and I felt no connection to any of the characters.
There were absolutely no deaths of any kind until 50 minutes into the film… 50 minutes! That is an eternity in a horror film, especially when the kill is only on-screen for a split second. Even after that first kill, the pacing was painfully slow, making the remaining 40 minutes drag on for what seemed like another 2 hours.
I love slashers of every caliber, but Death Do Us Part really dropped the ball. Don’t take my word for it, though. Go out and borrow, rent, or buy a copy of the film, officially released by Anchor Bay. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
I give this film 1.5 hidden dildos out of 5.