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The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)

Director:
Dario Piana
COUNTRY
UK/USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Deaths of Ian Stone
RUNNING TIME
87 minutes
Producer:
Brian J. Gilbert
Ralph Kamp
Stan Winston
Screenwriter:
Brendan Hood


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ian Stone Mike Vogel
Medea Jaime Murray
Jenny Walker Christina Cole
Gray Michael Feast
Josh Garfield Charlie Anson
Brad Kopple Michael Dixon

 

Review

Groundhog Day meets The Matrix and all known clichés in the horror genre are added. The result is The Deaths of Ian Stone, unsubtly directed by Dario Piana who goes for the cheap shots as often as he can. The in medias res opening is the best thing about this film, which suffers from abundances of faults: The cards are played out too early, the visuals are bitterly disappointing, and the concept ultimately has nothing to do with human psychology or existential philosophy - it's just pure and banal supernaturalism. You'll recognize most things from other films in the genre, and the things you won't recognize have been left on the cutting-room floor in previous projects.

Copyright © 3.7.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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