A metropolitan city is in the grip of fear when rolling blackouts bring out a serial killer dubbed The Picasso Killer. One night, in the middle of a blackout, seven strangers become trapped in an office building as the killer hunts for Christie Wallace, the woman that can identify him.


“Fall Down Dead” was horribly boring and slow, and the character actions were very unrealistic and I disliked all the characters – especially the cops, who were so stupid. David Carradine was given a pathetic character to work with and smiled his way through his acting performance as if he was thinking “Why am I doing this movie?”, Dominique Swain looked hysterical throughout the whole movie and looked like she was going to explode, Mehmet Gunsur was boring, Udo Keir sleepwalked through his role, Monica Dean was just there for no reason at all and all the others were just disposable. It’s a shame as practically all of the actors usually give great performances, but there characters are such morons and their lines are just so dull you can’t blame them.

The movie has no suspense, tension or anything like that. The death scenes suck apart from the opening scene, and the killer was lousy. The soundtrack was horrible and some parts were laughable. For instance, a couple discover a dead person in an elevator and their facial expressions were just stupid and unrealistic – they don’t even scream and their cries seem forced. Then there’s the token sex scenes with two disposable characters who serve no purpose to the film and are horrible characters

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong, but it lacks any special punch-up. The Dolby 5.1 track is rather flat and never rises to any of the crime action sequences in the movie. However, the transfer is unusually clear for such an indie drama. If you dig that sort of thing, I’d recommend a rental.



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