Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mike The Boss - Films of 2010 - Film the Fourteenth: Masters of Horror: Right To Die

Right To Die (2006) (dir: Rob Schmidt)

Moving right along with the Masters of Horror series, I watched Rob Schimdt's Right to Die. If you've never heard of Schmidt, it is because he has one real film to his name, Wrong Turn, and that film isn't really all that great. I guess they needed someone to fill the director's chair and he was all that was left. Right to Die features the overacting of Martin Donovan, as the husband of a woman who has had all of her skin removed due to a horrible car accident and fire they were in. Whenever she dies, she appears as a fleshless apparition and does terrible thing to people around him.

The story is not that great in this one either although I do enjoy the play on words in the title. Donovan is seeking to have his wife taken off of life support but in reality, it would only be correct for her to die given the nature of her wounds. Tthe weak story and bad acting is mollified by copious gore effects and plenty of nudity and sex. So while the plot may not be great, you will still be kept entertained if those things are what you are into. I did like the ending as well but it still felt like it took a little too long to get there. Anyway, not a complete dud but nothing special here.

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