Among Friends – USA, 2012

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Among Friends is a 2012 American comedy horror film directed by Danielle Harris from a screenplay by Alyssa Lobit, who also stars, alongside Christopher Backus and Jennifer Blanc.

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A group of friends is invited to an ’80s-themed murder mystery dinner party. The good time takes a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in an attempt to help the others come clean about their secret betrayals against one another – and is willing to cut through the bone in order to expose the truth…

Reviews:

“The movie works incredibly well. The setup is engrossing, the performances strong, and Harris does a brilliant job as director with balancing the film’s tricky mix of hum

or and horror. You’ll be laughing one moment, squealing the next, and loving every minute of it.” Dread Central

“Harris does a pretty good job in keeping the action going while telling the story of how utterly bad these “friends” have been to one another. That’s a good thing as Among Friends is a svelte 73 minutes leaving little time for any fluff.” Peter Brown, Shock Till You Drop

“Low budget and somewhat flawed, Among Friends is an otherwise sharp psychological horror film with practical squirm-inducing FX, plenty of pretty things to look at… and even a limo ride from Harris’ Hatchet II & III co-star Kane Hodder.” Cheryl Singleton, Fangoria

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“As some of the secrets are especially sinister it seems a shame that one or two character’s misdemeanors are more trivial but perhaps this emphasizes the darker deeds committed. The gore effects are slightly disappointing also and while exist to show the plight of the characters could perhaps have been a little more nuanced and left to the audience’s imagination.” John Townsend, HorrorNews.net

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Main cast:

  • Christopher Backus
  • Jennifer Blanc
  • AJ Bowen
  • Dana Daurey
  • Brianne Davis
  • Kane Hodder – Hatchet and sequels; Friday the 13th franchise
  • Kamala Jones
  • Alyssa Lobit
  • Chris Meyer

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