Movie Review – ‘Dead Love’ (2018)

Death can be beautiful to some. Love can be cruel, and it can lead to horror. These were some of my thoughts as I watched Colin Floom and Greg Nemer’s 2018 film, Dead Love. It is a story of loss, grief, love, passion, cruelty, and death. Sometimes the blood just won’t wash away. So come into the darkness with me as I review Dead Love

Dead Love was directed by Colin Floom and Greg Nemer from a script penned by Emanuel Isler and Chad Israel. The cast features the acclaimed actress Kate Linder with Nicole Elizabeth Olson, Grayson Low, Bob Buckley, Elias Harger, and Deborah Curtis. 

Synopsis:

Brandon is a young train engineer whose world is upended when his mother suddenly takes her own life. At the funeral home, he meets Fiona, a beautiful and mysterious mortician who takes a strong interest in him. Soon they discover they share a passion for music. And when Fiona serenades him with an ancient folk song, their lives become entwined for eternity.

The characters in Dead Love are compelling, and each has their own motives and outcomes. Brandon (Grayson Low) has no one left in his world, so he is easily engulfed by Fiona (Nicole Elizabeth Olson) and her mysterious family. As Brandon becomes more entwined with Fiona, he starts having horrific dreams, which lead to something more sinister along the way. However, as Brandon gets closer to Fiona, Lassiter (Bob Buckley) becomes jealous and possessive of the beautiful girl. In one scene, Fiona is cruel to Lassiter, which fuels his hatred for Brandon, reminding me that beauty and love can be cruel if not reciprocated. Fiona’s sister, Caterina (Kate Linder), brings the tension relief and helps Fiona get closer to Brandon. Even Caterina shows Lassiter cruelty and disdain.

I believe that Dead Love worked beautifully with the small ensemble cast. There are only four main characters in the film with Brandon’s mother deceased but ever-present. Each person brought different aspects to the film. The whole cast did a wonderful job bringing these dynamic and complex characters to the screen. Another thing that I enjoyed most about this film were the visuals. The cinematography was outstanding. There were a lot of artistic scenes which brought the beauty and horror to the film.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film with its strong characters and artistic, breathtaking cinematography. Dead Love premieres this summer from Wild Eye Releasing and is making its way to VOD on August 21st and on DVD in October.

About Dani McKinney

Dani loves horror movies ever since she saw Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers with Danielle Harris. She loves vampires, her favorite movie is Interview with a Vampire. She reads constantly and mostly books about the supernatural and is also a paranormal investigator.

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