A group of college students at an all-night party dare each other to play a Ouija board. But what starts out as fun rapidly turns into a nightmare when the glass spells out the message "ALL DIE" and a demon is awaken... more »ed with an appetite for vengeance against those who summoned him. One by one, the students fall prey to a succession of disturbing murders. With time running out and the body count growing, the remaining friends realize they can't trust anybody, not even each other.« less
"A group of college students at an all night party decide to play with a Ouija board. What starts out as fun turns into a nightmare when the board spells out the words "ALL DIE". As they finnished, they soon discover a series of disturbing murders that might be caused by an otherworldly force. The plot has an interesting twist which saves the film from becoming a piece of trash. But I didn't see it expecting it to be a piece of trash, I saw it because I want a movie to be fun. My prayers have been answered by this great movie. The direction is clevery stylish and wrtier/director Marcus Adams truly knows horror. He knows how to deliver scares and jolts and don't forget, he knows how to tell a good story. The actors did an extremely good job here. Unlike other Low Budget slasher movies. So overall, the horror fans should give this a watch. It's friday night cinema in your home and I got some hot liquid for your popcorn... and it's non-dairy."
Raves, Babes and Ouija boards-Oh Yeah!!!!
Matthew King | Toronto, Canada | 06/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Long Time Dead is a British slasher film that contains many staple horror clichés such as Ouija boards, witchcraft and Satanism but for some reason I never seem to tire of these types of horror movies, many seem to make for fascinatingly dark and morbid films. The plot is pretty simple, involving a gang of twenty-somethings who go to a rave to party-hardy. While sitting on the couches in the chillout room, one of the guys dares the rest to give his Ouija board a spin, as he says it's the scariest experience he's ever had. While messing around with the Ouija board, the gang manage to summon the spirit of an evil Djinn, an Arabian fire demon whose spirit was last summoned in 1979 Morocco. You know what happens next-our young marauders get picked off one by one by one...This film plays it straight and tries to be seriously scary and actually succeeds in parts. There's eerie music throughout, jittery camerawork and a score of creepy locales at dusk. The enemy is never seen, only felt, adding to the mystique and making this somewhat a horror-mystery hybrid. When I picked this up I was expecting a cheap-looking straight-to-vid slasher style but this movie actually looks quite slick, is decently budgeted and has somewhat competent actors. I'm guessing this might even have had a box office run in Britain. Unfortunately the film has quite a few problems. I didn't like how the group happened to summon up an evil Djinn their very first time together on the Ouija board. I mean, none of them except for one was actually taking it seriously or believed in it but it worked right away? Come on...And the characters were quite an unlikeable lot, youngsters with cookie-cutter thin personalities who spend their entire time on screen partying, snorting drugs, drinking and just acting like dorks in general. There were way too many central characters involved, I actually felt like I needed to keep a scorecard to know what was going on. Really, the movie is like a 3-phase wave. 1st half hour decent, 2nd half hour insufferable, 3rd half hour decent again. I do recommend this film as a one-shot viewing to the experienced horror movie viewer who can make due with highs and lows in a film. Despite its problems I still liked it. Guess I'll always be a sucker for those witchcraft cum Satanism cum voodoo type horror movies."
This will teach you young'uns to fool around with Ouija boa
Barry Brandon | Phoenix, AZ | 06/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like this movie , great cast with a good story that weaves in and out and makes for a interesting demons from beyond kind of movie. This is a very tame as far as blood, gore and nakedness but the story does not need it. I hate to say it folks the Brits have really been stepping up to the plate with the horror movie genre and I hope they keep them coming. I bought this used off Amazon for around $3.00 and am very happy I did,"
jj | ny | 04/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was searching through the older release shelf looking for a fun way to spend $3.00 since the new releases are $3.79 and came across this worthy film. I didn't know it was british luckilly because if I had I would've got something else because this was a really scary flick."
Not really scary, per se, but effective nonetheless.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 04/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Long Time Dead (Marcus Adams, 2002)I wondered for years when the British, following the demise of Hammer, were going to start turning out good bad horror films again. I had high hopes with the 2003 release of 28 Days Later..., but now I find out they started before that. A year before, at least. First-time director Marcus Adams came up with this trashy little gem the year before. It certainly pushed him into the big time; his second film, Octane, has such stars in it as Madeleine Stowe, Norman Reedus, and Jonathan Rhys-Myers. Someone sure must have liked it.The premise is your standard horror fare: eight friends, during a rave, decide to try messing with a ouija board. They figure it will be a bit of harmless fun, but unbeknownst to all of them (including him), one of the friends, Liam (the James Marhsall-esque Alec Newman, recently seen in the TV miniseries version of Dune) has something of a history with a very nasty spirit. The spirit possesses one of the eight, and the murders begin.It's deeply silly, and more of a mystery than a horror film, but the slick production values, some fine acting (including a turn by oft-seen Lukas Haas, best known as the kid in Witness), and the usual bevy of gorgeous babes make this one a definite rental for the horror fan who doesn't get his kicks exclusively from excessive violence. ***"