‘One killer reunion’
Most Likely to Die is a 2015 American slasher horror feature film directed by Anthony DiBlasi (director of Last Shift; Cassadaga; Dread; executive producer of Exhume) from a screenplay by Laura Brennan.
The film was released in North America on May 13, 2016.
The movie stars Heather Morris, Chad Addison (Stalker; The Sunday Night Slaughter; December), Tess Christiansen, Ryan Doom (The Roommate), Marci Miller, Johnny Ramey, Jason Tobias, Tatum Miranda, Perez Hilton (Campfire Stories), Jake Busey (The Frighteners; Hitcher II; The Devil’s Dozen).
A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their ten-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each’s senior yearbook superlative…
“Most Likely to Die is only okay from a nostalgic point of view. There is nothing wrong with DiBlasi’s direction, Brennan’s script or the well-rounded cast, but Most Likely to Die is rather unimpressive. Even if this movie had been made when the subgenre was in a peak, it wouldn’t have resonated with the audience and would have never have stood shoulder to shoulder with the genre leaders.” Luke Owen, Flickering Myth
“Overall, Most Likely to Die does a great job of emulating the tried and tested approach to the subgenre but it is a shame that it doesn’t quite stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the more popular ’90s slashers. Even so, there’s a fair bit of fun to be had here and with the ending leaving way for a possible sequel I would be interested to see the story progress.” Jon Dickinson, Scream magazine
“Most Likely To Die starts off with a great opening scene and the pacing remains fantastic throughout. The movie clocks in at roughly eighty minutes, so there’s no time to waste … I have to give credit to screenwriter Laura Brennan for adding on layers (not too much thankfully), occasionally revealing deeper emotions and secrets to what would otherwise be cardboard cutouts.” Angel Van Croft, HorrorNews.net
“There’s no denying that the natural charm that comes with slashers is present here, especially with DiBlasi’s visual finesse to help modernize some of the old school tropes. But Most Likely To Die is held back by its own limited ambition, and while there’s fun to be had in seeing all the bloody action unfold, it’s a bit too predictable and pedestrian to drop jaws or turn heads.” Ken W. Hanley, Fangoria
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