This movie in my opinion, is one of the greatest slashers to be released after the slasher boom of the late seventies/early eighties.
The fact it was released in 2009 shows how long the slasher movie has been floating around without new blood being pumped into it's lifeless corpse, with only the Scream series, and Adam Green's Hatchet being contenders for bringing the sub genre back to life.
It follows the basic template as every slasher movie that has come before, but executes everything with much more ferocity that you really can't take your eyes off the screen for a second.
The film is also helped along by a menacing killer known only as Chrome skull, who is silent throughout the movie, as all the great movie serial killers are.
The special FX in this movie are absolutely sickening. The murders are brutal beyond belief. It is very strange for any movie to turn my stomach, and to this date only two movies have managed it. Laid to Rest is one of those movies (the other, if you are interested is August underground: Mordum).
All of the FX are practical, but some are touched up with CGI, not that it is noticeable, and I only found out because I'm such a geek I have to watch every single special feature on the DVD.
The basic plot of the movie, and it is basic, is a woman wakes up and finds she is in a coffin. She manages to escape from her prison, only to be hunted by Chrome skull, who hunts her down and kills anyone who stands in his way.
If you are looking for a recent slasher movie that takes itself a little more seriously than Hatchet or Scream, then Laid to Rest is the place to look. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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