THE PLOT THUS FAR
“ChromeSkull” is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit “Laid to Rest.” It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off… and forging a new path of terror and destruction.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The enraged psychotic behind the chromium skull mask is back for another homicidal rampage in this sequel to the 2009 gore-fest Laid to Rest. The killer sets his sights on a young girl, planning once again to film the ghastly abuse of his new victim. I can’t say that I was a fan of the first film. Hell, it took some time before I was even able to recollect the first movie. Brian Austin Green isn’t that strong of a lead, but ChromeSkull is so visually interesting that you don’t know what to make of him. The character is almost an 80s horror throwback.
Almost no one in the entire movie is capable of putting in a character that is remotely believable. And its a shame to conclude that the most convincing actor of the bunch is; yes there he is again, Brian Austin green. The guy must have gotten his milk money cause he co produced this one. Sigh, back to the story, as it turns out our favorite masked villain was part of a shadowy organization where everyone is dressed in black and glooms into the camera. They patch him up; one of the more interesting background flashbacks is the chrome skull as a little boy with his father,blink and you miss it and it is left on the floor, never to returned again to in this film.
The Blu-Ray comes with a director’s commentary, featurettes and a ton of deleted scenes. You also get some bloopers and a trailer. It’s nothing that’s going to enhance your film enjoyment, but it’s fun side material. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for an indie horror flick, but it lacks any real punch-up on the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. I don’t think it’s poor sound design, just not a lot of action throughout the soundstage. The 1080p transfer is pretty solid, but dark scenes tend to play too hard on the blacks. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 09/20/2011