The Dead Room (2015) Movie Review

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The Dead Room (2015)

2015 | R | Horror, Thriller
80 minutes / 1h 20min

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The Dead Room Plot Synopsis:

When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house's secrets at all costs.

The Dead Room (2015) Review

The Dead Room (2015) is a 1h 20-min New Zealand low budget thriller horror movie that was an average horror movie that is a cliche to so many other movies but had enough thrills and scares to stand alone. Director Jason Stutter (Predicament (2010), Tongan Ninja (2002), Diagnosis: Death (2009), Careful with That Axe! (2008)) did an okay job executing this three characters/actor movie. The film appeared to be weightless at times with its slow pace but was nevertheless intriguing with good acting.

The Dead Room revolves around a family that live in a secluded New Zealand farmhouse but was too scared to stay in their home and left. They called in three paranormal investigators which consist of young psychic, Holly, tech guy Liam and skeptical scientist, Scott to help. The trio set up motion detector cameras throughout the home in the effort to catch supernatural activities on video. Holly (Laura Petersen - Shopping (2013)) shortly after was not thrilled staying at the residence and tried to persuade everyone to leave but of course no one listened to her until it was a little too late. Holly continuously warned them of her vision of a humongous ghost/apparition who appears around 3 am every night only to run through the house.

The trio is beginning to see more signs of the ghost as the ghost punches holes through the wall and throws the table through the window and does other stuff, but Scott shrugs it off. Scott (Jeffrey Thomas - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Mercy Peak (2001-2002), Slow West (2015)) said if the ghost wanted to hurt them then it would have already, so it is just trying to intimidate them. Skip forward - the ending was a treat that I genuinely like because it was a shocking ending and it also paid homage to the classic Evil Dead (1981) and another movie.

I gave this film a five because it was better than most horror movies that I have seen and because it had a small budget with a cast of three characters and was still able to entertain me. There were a few scenes that sent chills up my spine which became thrilling and kept me interested. I felt the movie could have been a recognized movie if it had a bigger cast and bigger budget.

  • The Dead Room Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.87
  • IMDB: 4.8

About The Dead Room 2015

Title: The Dead Room
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.44/5 stars from 2,656 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,656 MPAA Rating: R
The Dead Room Cast Starring: Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, Cohen Holloway, Jamie W.R. Smith, James R.W. Smith, Laura Petersen, Sophie Hambleton, Acushla-Tara Kupe, Justin B. Carter, Carolyn McLaughlin, Elliot Conlon, Eleanor Conlon
The Dead Room Writers: Kevin Stevens, Jason Stutter
The Dead Room Director: Jason Stutter
Language: English
Country: New Zealand