Murder Party Review
Written by: Bulin
Murder Party is a new independent film chronicling the Halloween exploits of Chris. Chris is a nerdish looser who finds an invite to a Halloween party on the sidewalks of New York on the way home. He weighs his options and decides the Halloween 'murder party' might be a better time than sitting home and watching TV. Chris quickly fashions a knight costume from an old box and is good to go. Well, if you have seen the artwork for this or read any of the articles on this site, you know what happens next. As one of his captors put it, "He gets what he deserves, the invitation says Murder Party!" It turns out it really is a murder party, assembled by a group of hip art students as an audition to get approval for grant money from artist and fellow would-be murderer, Alexander.
This is a review and not a synopsis so that is as far as I will go into the plot. Overall the movie is good and there is some great dark comedy hidden in the dialogue of this movie. The acting is pretty good. The movie is just under 80 minutes, which is a good pace for the film. Any longer and it would have been a reach. I thought the filming was well done as well. The sets were realistic and did not have that indie film set feel to them. The acting was good and the interactions really flowed well.
All in all I enjoyed this one. I will probably revisit it in a few months because I have a feeling it is one of those movies that you can pick up a lot from on the second viewing.
If you enjoy dark comedies then definitely pick it up. I look forward to seeing more works from Lab of Madness.