‘Seven strangers. Trapped. Hunted. Carved.’
Fall Down Dead is a 2007 American slasher horror feature film directed by Jon Keeyes (American Nightmare; Hallow’s End; Nightmare Box) from a screenplay by Roy Sallows.
The movie stars Dominique Swain (Dead Mary; Nazis at the Center of the Earth; Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre) Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein; Exposé; Blade) and David Carradine (Death Race 2000; Q: The Winged Serpent; Evil Toons).
The population of a metropolitan city are gripped by fear after rolling blackouts bring out a serial killer dubbed “The Picasso Killer”. One night, in the middle of a blackout, seven strangers trapped in an office building are targeted by the killer as he seeks out the one that knows his true identity…
“There are literally hundreds of slasher movies available, and probably around half as many serial killer films. Fall Down Dead (which sounds like the title of a DTV Seagal flick, no?) may not be the worst of either genre, but it’s certainly one of the most criminally botched. When you have interesting performers and a fairly unique concept, there is no excuse for a movie to be this lackluster.” Horror Movie a Day
“All in all though, Fall Down Dead isn’t a bad movie at all. The gore is plentiful without being over the top. The killer is maniacal without being Jack Nicholson whacko. All the characters are believable, though the killer, in traditional slasher fashion, has an uncanny knack for being everywhere at all times… This movie is worth viewing.” Bruce Kooken, Horror News
“… a low-budget slasher flick that’s pretty much everything you’d expect from a low-budget, straight-to-DVD slasher film. It’s a review that I’m sure you’ve read a dozen times by now. There’d be that paragraph where I talk about the derivative plot that rips off better films like Silence of the Lambs and Identity, the paragraph about the painful pacing problems that plague the film, the one about the amateur-level acting and the pathetic cash grab of casting washed-up genre actors…” Angelo, Bloody Good Horror
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“I shall cut off your tongue and use it to dab your blood on the canvas.”