For those looking for a fun new thriller, you can’t go wrong with Tony Glazer’s (Hired 2012) Dead Sound. The film stars Jeff Kober (The Walking Dead TV series), Brett Azar (Terminator Genisys 2015), Sophie Faulkenberry (Alex Strangelove 2018), Noah Gaynor (Luce 2019), Matthew Gumley (Blowtorch 2016), Max Miller (Trick 2019 – read our review here), John Behlmann (Riverdale TV series), Gwynneth Benson (Burning Blue 2013), and Matty Cardarople (Stranger Things TV series).
Four best friends from boarding school decide to attend a massive blow-out High School graduation party on Block Island. After missing the last ferry they decide to hire a fishing boat to take them on what should be a simple journey. What they get is the trip from hell, with a captain and his first mate that have no intention of taking the kids to Block Island, putting them into a fight to survive and to simply make it back to land… any land.
When Jake (Gaynor), Nicky (Gumley), Carson (Miller), and Ashley (Faulkenberry) miss their ferry to Block Island, they do what all self-respecting college students do: get drunk at the local bar. It’s here where they meet Bobby (Behlmann), a local who says he has a boat and can take them where they need to go. Bobby seems like a cool guy, and the teens are all excited that aren’t going to miss what it sure to be the party of the year. But you know what they say when something is too good to be true…
I really enjoyed Dead Sound. The cast is great, especially Faulkenberry, who brings a radiant charm to Ashley. It’s always fun to see Jeff Kober (as Stone the boat captain) in any film. This is the type of movie that you want to watch and relax with after a long day. This isn’t a complicated plot, and you’re pretty sure you know where it’s going, but that’s okay, because it’s such an enjoyable ride! There’s a modest amount of blood, enough to keep a gore fan interested.
I’d recommend this film to anyone.