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The Executioners DVD Review


“The Strangers” this is not

In “The Executioners,” 4 female pals spend the night at a remote mansion together. Their relaxation is cut short, however, when 3 men with painted faces break into the home. The men begin to torture the women and are recording their antics for an unknown person or persons. Can the women turn the tables on their torturers? What is really going on in this situation?

“The Executioners” is the type of indie horror movie that feels like it is built around having access to a nice location (in this case a seemingly isolated mansion). As a result, there’s very little to this script other than the standard horror film tropes ala nudity, violence, idiotic character actions that further endanger the characters, and a big twist (which makes little sense). Basically, it’s a very uninvolving and suspense free home invasion flick.

Cast wise, expect to see a bunch of virtual unknowns who can’t act well (the 3 home invaders stick out like a sore thumb). Admittedly, there is virtually zero characterization here so it’s hard to place any blame on them, but still, they don’t help the movie at all. About the only cast member who shows some gravitas and range here is Natalie Burn as Kay.


Presentation: 2.35:1. How does it look? As flawed as the film is, it looks solid visually.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? An adequate track.

Extras: Lionsgate film trailers.

April 6, 2018 - Posted by | DVD review | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Disappointing on many levels…… where to begin ?? (heavy sigh) at the risk of losing credibility, I am baffled how this movie ended up inside the lionsgate universe. the execution(ers) isn’t quite up to the movie’s title and ambition, especially with an ineffective, film-Flashback structure, unnecessary nudity, cheesy low budget death scenes inside a long and painfully overdrawn narrative arc that gives its audience no thrill, predictable every step of the way. at no point during the film did I lose myself which was highly upsetting. this fact alone inspired me to pay it forward to the horror community to potentially save someone a dollar or 2 rental fee with this generous 1 star review. cinematography, editing, lighting, sound all had some issues along the way.
    as for the acting, lets not even go there. (low-rate)
    the executioners executed it’s audience – not cool !

    Comment by Phil Miller | April 22, 2018 | Reply

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