DVD Review: DEEP MURDER

DEEP MURDER was directed by Nick Corirossi from a screenplay by Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Benjamin Smolen, Nikolai von Keller and stars Jerry O’Connell,  Christopher McDonald, Katie Aselton, Stephanie Drake, Chris Redd, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Quinn Beswick and Josh Margolin.

Deep Murder is a genre-bending horror comedy that takes place inside the world of a softcore porn. It begins like any other porno, with a group of horny archetypes holed up in a poorly decorated house. But when they begin to be brutally murdered one by one, they’re forced to evolve from clichés into real people in order to catch the killer in their midst and survive the night.

When Doug (Jerry O’Connell) ends up being murdered, everyone in the mansion becomes a suspect. There’s nerdy Hugh (Quinn Beswick), his father Richard (Christopher McDonald), mother Babs (Katie Aselton), his not-so jock best friend Jace (Chris Redd), and the beautifully airheaded Babysitter (Jessica Parker Kennedy) who really doesn’t have anyone to babysit. Babs has been cheating on Richard with Doug but does Richard know about it? Hell no, he’s too busy trading stocks or however that stuff works.

Joining the cast of looney characters are Detective Cross (Josh Margolin) and Dr. Bunny (Stephanie Drake) who also become suspects just by entering the setting and these two do not like each other. What happens is one by one these people are being slaughtered by a masked S&M killer that could possibly be one of them. But who? As the body count rises, the list of suspects diminish until there’s only a few survivors left and then the big twist is introduced when the killer finally reveals himself or herself.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The reverse sleeve features an image from the movie. The DVD disc also features some similar artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Deep Murder ended up being a cheesy watch that reminded me of slapstick comedies like Naked Gun and Scary Movie. Yeah, it’s got that silly cornball kind of humor plus the whole soft porn vibe so the movie isn’t going to be for everyone but if you like those movies then you’ll get a kick out of this one. Deep Murder makes complete fun of the soft porn industry as well as soap operas and mashes them up together in a hilarious way. I thought the cast did a good job with their over-the-top characters and as far as the story goes, well, it was predictable but interesting enough to keep me entertained. The thing about Deep Murder is that it has a small element of horror to it that comes with a little blood and gore, so get ready! All in all, this one isn’t any kind of game changer or anything like that but it was a fun watch with a few laugh out loud moments. Deep Murder will be available on DVD on August 6th.

Distributor: Screen Media

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen (1.85:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0

Subtitles: English

Special Features: The only extra on the DVD is an alternate scene (01:21).

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