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Finders Keepers DVD Review

Finders Keepers DVD

“Finders Keepers” is a generic horror film.

“Finders Keepers” begins with a divorced mother (Alyson) and her daughter (Claire) moving into a new home where brutal murders took place years before (unbeknownst to them). While at the house, Claire begins to act more than a little strange. Yes, she’s distraught over the divorce, but she becomes easily enraged and is practically glued to a creepy doll (Lilith) she found there. Things only worsen for the family as suspicious murders begin to take place around town (including people Alyson and Claire came into contact with). Who is committing the murders? What’s the story with Lilith? Are Claire and Lilith linked in some way? Will you even care about the answers to these questions if you see the movie?

“Finders Keepers,” which is clearly trying to capitalize on the success of “Annabelle,” is yet another uninspired low budget horror film that doesn’t have an original bone its body. The film really should have been titled “Horror Clichés: The Movie” since that is all viewers can expect to find here.

Writer Peter Sullivan had a real opportunity to put his own spin on the creepy doll subgenre, but instead, he merely borrows elements from other horror classics. The result is a suspenseless and painfully by the numbers affair in which you can see everything happening a mile away.

The only thing “Finders Keepers” has going for it is the cast, but they are given very little to do. Tobin Bell (of “Saw” franchise fame), Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Patrick Muldoon (“Starship Troopers”), and “My Name Is Earl” star Jamie Pressly all appear bored and unchallenged by their parts. In all honesty, who can blame them?

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? In a word, fine. This is a professionally made horror film.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The sound f/x, music, and dialogue sound as sharp as can be for a DVD release.

Extras include a digital copy, a photo gallery, Lionsgate trailer, and a short behind the scenes feauturette which contains set footage, cast and crew interviews, story discussions, and talks of the creepy doll.

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January 6, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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