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Death By Engagement

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Product Overview

Ditched at the altar, the violent-tempered groom causes his runaway bride's car to crash, then proceeds to bash her head with a tire iron. Now, with the former bride in a coma, her antique engagement ring begins a mysterious and deadly passage from one desperate-to-be married young woman to another, with each ending up brutally murdered! Two police detectives, sexy feminist Rikki (Sascha Knopf) and the cocky macho Cade Hamilton are sent to investigate the vicious serial killings. Rikki and Cade find themselves always one step behind the killer, who is bent on reclaiming the heirloom engagement ring.


Studio Maverick Entertainment
SKU 205542297
UPC 824355523720
UPC 14 00824355523720
Format DVD
Release Date 10/2/2007
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Aaron MacPherson - Actor
Christa Campbell - Actor
Dan Adams - Production Designer
Heather Cox - Production Designer
John Corlis - Original Music By
P.J. Soles - Actor
Philip Creager - Editor
Philip Creager - Director
Philip Creager - Writer
Philip Creager, et. al. - Producer
Sascha Knopf - Actor
Thaddeus Wadleigh - Cinematographer
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review As a darkly comedic take on love and lust, Death by Engagement sets itself up to take down the hypocrisies of modern courtship and commitment and the folks who seek it out. In practice, however, very little of the movie comes together in an effective way, burdened by a limp script and a writer-director who seems to know what he wants to say, just not how to go about saying it. Much like love itself, it's all about timing and opportunity, and more often than not Death by Engagement fails (another thing you can apply to love, if you're the cynical sort). As a wise woman once put it, "Love is a battlefield," but in this case, love is more like a morgue...There's a lot of promise to this premise, melding the slasher genre with the Freudian overtones of Psycho and satirizing the modern anxieties inherent in the compulsion to marry...There's no lack of potential to the idea of a ring that bounces from one doomed couple to the next, but a half-baked execution in the script and in the performances keep Death by Engagement a strictly average indie horror flick. If you don't have the gloss or the gore, your indie horror movie better have one hell of a gimmick, and Creager's inability to keep things tight and moving robs the movie of that gimmick's power.
Reviewer Kerry Birmingham
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Fatally Yours An inventive script and story, with a wonderful cast, Death by Engagement is an engagement you don't want to miss! ...a surprisingly engaging horror comedy with some clever jokes and a neat semi-original story.
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