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Living Death
Living Death
Actors: Kristy Swanson, Greg Bryk, Joshua Peace, Kelsey Matheson, Neil Foster
Director: Erin Berry
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2006     1hr 25min

Victor is a young and powerful millionaire who discovers his beautiful wife Elizabeth (Kristy Swanson) is having an affair with his best friend, Roman. In an attempt to get rid of Victor forever, Roman and Elizabeth use a ...  more »


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Actors: Kristy Swanson, Greg Bryk, Joshua Peace, Kelsey Matheson, Neil Foster
Director: Erin Berry
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Peace Arch
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/12/2006
Original Release Date: 12/12/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Craig B. from LACONIA, NH
Reviewed on 11/22/2011...
Living Death is a pretty good horror movie. I've seen better,seen worse, but I did like the film. The acting was good, it had some decent special F/X, and for the guys Kristy Swanson is fun to look at! Not sure why it was unrated, though. It wasn't any gorier than your average R rated horror flick. All in all I liked it and there are much worse ways you could spend an hour and a half!

Movie Reviews

Kristy Swanson returns to horror.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 03/30/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Living Death (Erin Berry, 2006)

Surprisingly, a great deal less stupid than I figured it would be, with really good acting for a straight-to-video release and a plot that, while not terribly accurate in some of its particulars, was at least halfway original and more than halfway interesting.

Elizabeth (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Kristy Swanson) and Victor (Saw V's Greg Bryk) Harris are unhappily married. Victor is a sadistic, infantile playboy, and Elizabeth is just kind of waiting around until he finally manages to kill himself and she inherits his vast estate. She also happens to be romantically involved with Roman (Lars and the Real Girl's Joshua Peace), Victor's best friend and lawyer. The two come up with a plan to get rid of Victor without anyone knowing, but the poison they end up using simply puts Victor into a coma, able to see, hear, and feel everything that's going on around him, but unable to telegraph to the outside world that this is the case. (Fans of The Serpent and the Rainbow or the books of Wade Davis know exactly what's going on here.)

Yeah, it's your basic thriller, but with a few fun twists thrown in and some really engaging, if repugnant, characters. Compared to a lot of low budget horror/thrillers I've seen in January, Living Death is Oscar material. (It's not, of course. Everything's relative.) But even looked at more empirically, it's fun, it's watchable, it's perfect for a rainy night when you've got nothing better to do. ***

Rack 'Em Up!
Count Drakula | Hell | 02/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well, most of the reviews here do a good job of sumarizing this movie but it deserves a little higher rating than it's being given here. This has a dark sardonic tone that makes it kind of an enjoyable but weird horror movie. Not the torture porn garbage the DVD cover would imply, it's a traditional thing more along the lines of some modernized americanized version of some weird lost Itailian horror flick from the 70's. The highlight and SPOILER ALERT HERE is the end. We finally perhaps for the first time in movie history get to see a person pulled apart on a medieval rack. Didn't you really always want to actually see that? I mean the dude's arms and legs come popping off. In a quasi-realistic way that is still somewhat enough reminicent of Hershell type gore to just crack a person up. I am not the herbal enhancing type of dude, but those that pack sticky buds in their bongs will find this something that could be filed as stoner worthy horror ...a midnight movie that never was. Engagingly stupid and weirdly funny, it would be recomended to buy, but Cinemax and other channels constantly show it uncut. Worth checking out."
Living Death
Carl Manes | 07/01/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Kristy Swanson stars as the wife of a sadistic millionaire who plots to kill her husband with the help of the family lawyer. Their attempt to poison him fails, and he awakens in the morgue with his mind set on revenge. LIVING DEATH sells itself on being just another Torture Porn entry in a long line of HOSTEL imitators, but it plays out like any other average revenge thriller where money is always the motive. The torture devices laid out in the opening act are not revisited until the final scene, although there are scattered kills throughout the remainder of the run time that offer a decent amount of bloodshed. What really takes away from the film is the uneven tone, where the otherwise serious plot is broken up by unnecessary bits of slapstick in the morgue. LIVING DEATH may not break any new ground, but one can do much worse when it comes to the murder for money theme.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies"