Directed by William Collins
Starring: D.C. Douglas, Astrea Campbell-Cobb and GRACE JOHNSTON
Reviewed by Matthew Scott Baker
As a huge fan of horror cinema, I would wager I’ve watched over 1,000 titles in the genre. As such, I am always starving for originality when it comes to concepts. Many horror films rehash the same plots we’ve seen countless times, and while some of these are interesting and fun, many of them are not. So when a title comes along that offers entertainment and originality, you can bet I’m going to sing its praises and do so LOUDLY.
Such is the case with KILD TV, a recent offering from director William Collins. With KILD TV, Collins gives horror fans exactly what they want: fun. The film has it all: dark humor, grisly gore, and even an intriguing thriller of a mystery that unfolds nicely. If you’re looking for a great way to spend 100 minutes of your life, give this movie a look for sure.
If you are not familiar with KILD TV, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of the KILD TV official movie website:
The crew of a local horror movie showcase is used to broadcasting creepy stories of heinous killers, but tonight they are the story, trapped with a real killer among them. Fans are tuning in to the late night show as their favorite horror host, Dr. Perseco, weaves a macabre tale of suspense and gore, but soon the horror becomes real and Dr. Perseco breaks character pleading for someone to send help. Will the audience respond or pop more popcorn because this is the best episode ever?
This is a lower budget film, but it’s hard to tell. The production team does a great job utilizing their budget, and they spend the money where it counts. The result is a great-looking movie that does not disappoint.
KILD TV is shot well, however the cinematography is nothing new or noteworthy. The camera tells the story, period. If you are looking for artistry, look elsewhere; this is probably not the film for you.
The cast of KILD TV does an excellent job with their roles, and I commend the group for the effort they put forth. I have to single out D.C. Douglas, however, the man behind Milton/Dr. Perseco. Douglas has an amazing resume that runs the gamut from soap operas to video games. He was, therefore, the perfect person to bring Dr. Perseco to life. Douglas does an outstanding job, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
The special effects in KILD TV are top-notch, and I tip my hat to the effects team. The film has some superb gore, and a couple of scenes even made me cringe. I loved every minute of it! Of particular note is the newscaster whose head was bashed in with a computer monitor. Carnage litters the desk and the walls, and I had no trouble believing the scenario.
KILD TV is a major win for me, and I highly recommend it. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray, so give it a look. Visit the film’s official website for more information.
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