Laid to Rest is an upcoming slasher film from Robert Hall, director of Lightning Bug and Behind the Sting. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t heard of those two movies, but Hall has also dabbled in special effects. Hall and his effects company, Almost Human, have worked on films as wide-ranging as Quarantine, Prom Night, Fanboys, Superbad, and Vacancy. He’s also done extensive television work on Firefly, Angel, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Laid to Rest is about a girl who wakes up in a casket with no memory of who she is or how she got there. She soon realizes a masked killer is stalking her and must survive the night while trying to remember who the hell she is. The trailer can be found at the official site, and it’s worth watching for a clearer idea of both the plot and the killer’s shiny skull mask. Below is a clip given to Dread Central by the film’s director. The “holy shit!” moment hits around the :46 second mark, and it is impressive and bloody.
That knife hit is cool as hell isn’t it? And the sawing up the face? God I love really good and gory practical effects. These effects alone have sold me on watching the movie, but the full trailer ups the ante with an intriguing premise, a cool mask, a wicked knife, and the fine fine Lena Headey. Laid to Rest is set for release sometime next year.
Does this clip bode well for the rest of Laid to Rest?