Dennis Iliadis

Plus One SXSW

Like most douchebags you meet in college, David (Rhys Wakefield) has come out tonight to do two things: party hard and piss off his girlfriend who did nothing to deserve it. Of course, when she catches him doing the latter, he immediately regrets it and wants a redo. I mean that literally. Dennis Iliadis‘ +1 is not a the tale of a reformed bad boy learning how his actions hurt others around him, oh no. It’s about a supernatural occurrence rocking the house during a power outage and somehow depositing dopplegangers of David and his friends at the party. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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Plus One SXSW

It’s rare to exit a film utterly flabbergasted by the incompetence it displays on almost every level, and that’s especially the case when the filmmaker has proven themselves more than capable in the past. Dennis Iliadis directed the Last House on the Left remake a few years back, and goofy microwave denouement aside, it’s a surprisingly effective film. Regardless where you fall on the overall quality side of it though there’s little argument against it being a well shot and strongly told movie. Which is why it’s a palpably disappointing surprise to see his latest film, Plus One, exhibit a lack of skill almost across the board.

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If there’s one thing movies have taught us it’s that fat funny guys can get hot skinny chicks. If there’s one thing more relevant to the new film The Last House on the Left, it’s that remote vacation destinations, while beautiful, are quite often death traps just waiting to kill you and your family.

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published: 04.18.2014
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published: 04.18.2014
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published: 04.18.2014
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published: 04.18.2014
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