Most Likely to Die Review

 

Most Likely to Die is a 2015 slasher horror film directed by Anthony DiBlasi, starring John Doe, Perez Hilton, Jake Busey, Skyler Vallo, Marci Miller, Jason Tobias, Ryan Doom, Chris Addison, and Heather Morris. A masked killer, known as The Graduate, stalks and kills his classmates at their ten-year reunion.


Positives:

  • Good use of practical effects
  • Highly attractive women

Negatives:

  • Poor characters
  • Poor plot
  • Poor cast
  • Poorly written dialogue

Plot:  The plot follows a group of former classmates who gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one-by-one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each’s senior yearbook superlative.  The plot for lack of a better word is boring and uneventful. There is nothing new, exciting, or remotely interesting to keep someone invested. Predictable and lackluster ending. The story revolving around the killer’s motivation is understandable but not compelling enough to actually get behind. (1 out of 5)

Characters: There is a solid dynamic between the characters that do make their relationships feel believable. There could’ve been a bit of diversity when it comes to the characters. Nearly all of the characters are the same; all of the women are unbelievably hot with no deviation, all of the men are physically fit. There isn’t really anything deep or compelling about the characters. There are the obvious tropes; the slutty girl, the friends with a former relationship, someone having a crush on other in school. Also, about half of the characters are forgettable. None of the performances are worth mentioning. Although the actresses are again unbelievably hot. (2 out of 5)

Cast: The casting and performances are pretty damn decent.  The cast include Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Chad Addison, Tess Christiansen, Marci Miller, Tatum Miranda, Johnny Ramey, Skyler Vallo, and Jake Busey. (3 out of 5)

Visuals: There is a pretty good use of the way the film is shot, some close quarters action does keep certain moments intimate. There is an effective use of practical effects to where the deaths look good.  (3 out of 5)

Score:  Adam Barber takes the reigns of the music and for the most part does a good job.  Suspenseful moments have impact with the constant build. However, the music really isn’t memorable. (2 out of 5)

Writing: The script is decent but the script could’ve been ironed out a bit better. Characters have meaningful conversations in the most inappropriate times, such as the conversation between DJ and Gaby while waiting near a dead Ashley. When things get heavy the characters relationships do cave under pressure and their different personalities do clash. The dialogue could’ve definitely been done better. Who says, “He’s going into shock and I don’t like it”? (2 out of 5)


The Verdict:  In the end, Most Likely to Die is an interesting premise but is something that we’ve repeatedly seen before. It offers nothing new and despite the hot women and good use of practical effects; the story was dull, the characters lackluster, performances meh, and poorly written script. Most Likely to Die gets 2 out of 5.

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