Grim Reaper (film)

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Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper film poster.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Michael Feifer
Produced by Barry Barnholtz
Michael Feifer
Jeffrey Schenck
Written by Ellis Walker
Starring Adam Fortin
Cherish Lee
Brent Fidler
Benjamin Pitts
Music by Dennis Smith
Cinematography Jeffrey D. Smith
Edited by Adam Severin
Production
company
MRG Entertainment
Distributed by DeA Planeta Home Entertainment
MRG Entertainment
Maple Pictures
Release date
January 16, 2007 (USA)
April 18, 2007 (Spain)
November 12, 2007 (Japan)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Grim Reaper is a 2007 slasher film directed by Michael Feifer, which stars Cherish Lee, Brent Fidler, Benjamin Pitts, and Adam Fortin as the title character.

Plot[edit]

(I) The stripper Rachel is hit by a cab but survives in the emergency room of a hospital. However, she sees Death chasing her, but she does not succeed in convincing the nurses. She is drugged and wakes up in St. Joseph, a mental hospital administrated by Dr. Brown. She finds five other inmates that had a near death experience and also claim that Death is coming for them, but Dr. Brown tells them that they are subject of a mass hypnosis experiment. Meanwhile, Rachel's boyfriend and student of medicine Liam seeks her nearby the night-club. While trying to escape from the facility, Rachel discloses the truth about Dr. Brown and St. Joseph.

(II) Death comes for us all, but after surviving a car crash that should have taken her life, Rachel Wilson finds herself stalked by the Grim Reaper himself intending on taking a soul he feels he is owed. Barely conscious in the ER room, Rachel struggles to convince the nurses that Death is coming for her and that her life is hanging in the balance. Supposedly, for her own protection, Rachel is locked up in a secure mental health facility. But it's not long before she discovers that her incarceration in the old hospital was no coincidence, surrounded by six other "patients" who, themselves, have cheated death. Over the course of the night they will have to face their worst fears, their own mortality, and Death himself.

Cast[edit]

  • Cherish Lee as Rachel
  • Brent Fidler as Dr. Brown
  • Benjamin Pitts as Liam
  • Adam Fortin as the Grim Reaper
  • Nick Mathis as Nick
  • Rebekah Brandes as Katie
  • Turiya Dawn as Tia
  • Peter Bisson as Pete
  • Mike Korich as Stuart
  • James C. Burns as Homeless Man
  • Caia Coley as Karen
  • Jay Wilkins as Paramedic
  • Serdar Kalsin as Cab Driver
  • Alice Ensor as Nurse Hill
  • J.D. Head as Bubba

Release[edit]

The film was released direct-to-video in Canada and the United States on January 16, 2007 by Maple Pictures and Lionsgate respectively.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for the film has been negative.

Christopher Armstead from Film Critics United.com gave the film a negative review criticizing the film's poor execution, calling it "dull" and 'slow moving'.[2]

Rick L. Blalock from Terror Hook.com awarded the film a score of 2 / 10 stating, "Well, I can't say I am surprised by how much I didn't like this film - I kind of expected it but was hoping for the best. This film to be honest is one slasher film I found myself bored with rather quickly".[3]

Absolute Horror awarded the film a score of 2 / 4, stating, "Sadly, what really might have saved GRIM REAPER and its vaguely original idea was some good execution, something in very short supply here".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grim Reaper (2006) - Releases - AllMovie". Allmovie.com. Allmovie.com. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Armstead, Christopher. "Grim Reaper". Film Critics United.com. Christopher Armstead. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Blalock, Rick. "Terror Hook Review". Terror Hook.com. Rick L. Blalock. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Absolute Horror: GRIM REAPER". Horror Blogs.com. Absolute Horror crew. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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