Dark Star Pictures presents the wickedly stylish and hilariously entertaining slasher, Death Drop Gorgeous. Filmmakers Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, and Brandon Perras demonstrate their comedic chops as well as deliver the memorably creative kills.
PLOT: “A dejected bartender and an aging drag queen try to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of a corrupt city as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of blood.”
Here are five reasons why you should see Death Drop Gorgeous:
5) The Eccentric Characters!
Dwayne (Wayne Gonsalves) heads back to his hometown after having gone through tough times. Although Dwayne doesn’t get the best welcome from others, he becomes surrounded by eccentric characters, who love being over-the-top. For the most part, Gonsalves plays the straight man among some very inept detectives, competing drag queens, and a desperate club owner.
4) The Inventive Kills!
Right from the start, cinematographers Philip Gelatt and Brandon Perras use weird and creative shots – from first person POV to extreme high angles – for their bloody kills. One of the kills is especially cringe-inducing because the scene uses a meat grinder. I will say no more about that! The camerawork really pops out when primary colors spotlight the backgrounds.
3) The Setting!
I loved how the camera made Providence, Rhode Island feel larger than life. Providence feels alive thanks to its nightlife, the woods, and its urban backdrops. The location itself worked as a major benefit to this slasher story.
2) The Direction!
I was really impressed with home the direction came off cohesive. It felt like directors Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, and Brandon Perras were in tune to the characters and the stylish look of the film. It did not feel like there were too many cooks in the kitchen.
1) Campy Fun!
Death Drop Gorgeous delivers the campy and wicked fun from start to finish. Horror fans are definitely going to enjoy this one.
Death Drop Gorgeous arrives on limited theaters and VOD platforms on September 10th.