Starring: Dean Cain,
Stephen Colletti, Nick Hogan, Masiela Lusha, Cassandra Jean,
Kill Katie Malone is a slightly better than most straight-to-DVD
horror movies in that the flicks in that the film is visually
appealing, but it doesn't offer much more beyond that. The film tells the story
of three college friends that buy a ghost from an online
auction website, and receive a mysterious box soon thereafter.
After opening the box, a series of terrible events occur to
people around them, as one of the three friends tries to find
means of reversing their fate.
Kill Katie Malone was the first feature film by director Carlos Ramos Jr,
a surprise considering how well it was shot. The
cinematography is decent, as was the coloring. The cast
is primarily television actors, so the performances are
better than most low-budget horror
flicks. A number of horror fans may also enjoy the fact that the
malevolent spirit in the movie almost never appears in a
Kill Katie Malone, however, disappoints when it comes
to the story itself. The concept of passing along a curse or
evil spirit has already been done. Both Drag Me to Hell and
the Ring immediately come to mind. While the film does offer a few
unique deaths and accident, it's fairly light on blood for gore fans.
The movie plods along, with confusing characters and an uninteresting plot.
If you happen to be a diehard Dean Cain fan, don't expect much
from this movie. Despite his name being on the front
cover of the movie, Cain gets no more than five minutes of
screen time throughout the whole film.
Given this was the first major film project by Carlos
Ramos,he did a quality directing job. The visual
look of the film is quality, although the weak plot and uninspired writing drags it down
to the realm of straight-to-Netflix. If you enjoy independent horror flicks,
add this one to your Netflix queue. Other than that, I wouldn't suggest buying the
Blu-Ray until after you've at least given it a rent.