|release date||April 24 2012|
|starring||Brad Dourif, Jeremy Sumpter, Scott Elrod, Daniel Baldwin, Debbon Ayer, Sam Ingraffia, Carly Craig, Staci Keanan|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIn a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, STAN, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. JAROD, a bullied and fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast, lands an after-school job in Stan’s cremation house and the two develop an unusual working relationship that quickly evolves into a partnership. As middle-aged detective MATT FAIRCHILD, in search of an exciting case, puts the clues of their killings together, Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for.
I try not to use “It’s ___ meets ___” in reviews, but this one came from the director, and was so perfect, I feel I should repeat it. Following the screening of Death And Cremation, director Justin Steele said “it’s Karate Kid meets “Dexter” “, and I couldn’t agree more – it really is a perfect way to describe not only the plot but also the tone of the film, which is a (darkly) comic tale of a master teaching the student, like Karate Kid, but also of a murderer (like Next Karate Kid. No wait, I mean “Dexter”) who you side with. And since the killer is played by the great Brad Dourif, it works almost flawlessly. …Read More