Review: 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker

Published October 3, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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It’s always been Big Gay Horror Fan’s dream to be trapped in a house with three, hot young women!

No, seriously.

Well…okay, maybe not.

Still, for all those for whom this is a grand fantasy, 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker illustrates how terrifying this scenario actually could be.

After discovering something unfortunate has happened to the sexy Bianca (voluptuous Tiffany S. Walker), Lori and her lover, Pam, along with her reserved sister Lily, soon find themselves trapped in the home that they are currently renting – with a demon that is hungry to consume their (nasty) souls.

What is ultimately most striking about this film, co-written and directed by Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson, is how it gets you to, ultimately, define what evil means to you. Nalusa Chito, the villainous soul taker here, entraps the various characters due to their promiscuity and adultery. Personally, I don’t believe those deeds make someone a bad person. Of course, someone still smarting, emotionally and medically, from a betrayal may totally disagree with me!

Those having seen the notorious Class Reunion Massacre (AKA The Redeemer: Son of Satan from 1978), in which lesbianism is portrayed as a deadly sin, may also find it interesting to see how Campbell and Johnson handle Lori (an agreeable Ashley Love) and Pam (vibrant Leah Verrill), the gay couple. Though Pam earns Chito’s consideration for her past actions, Lori is presented as a truly good woman. Pam earns viewer sympathy, though, for a pre-mayhem phone call wherein her father disowns her for being gay.

Aside from social issues, Campbell and Johnson manage a couple of nice moments of suspense involving Chito (a smooth Mike Campbell) and the performances of the main actresses jell nicely as the proceedings get taut and deadly. (Although, the opening moments involving the quartet do come off as awkward and false.) In particular, Katherine Browning, as Lily, makes for a haunted and resourceful final girl. You genuinely care for her by the film’s waning moments.

4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker will be released by Breaking Glass Pictures (www.breakingglasspictures.com) and Vicious Circle Films on October 8th, 2013. Further information can be gained at http://www.facebook.com/breakingglasspictures.

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always fighting for his soul at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan!

Until the next time –SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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