Friday, June 14, 2024

AMFAD: All My Friends Are Dead (2024) Tribeca 2024

Friends, including a social media influencer head off to a restarted Karma-Palooza, a restarted music festival that ended years earlier when a serial killer killed a bunch of people. Breaking down on the road a police officer brings them to a house where they can spend the night. Of course people start dying at the hands of a psychopath.

This film is not very good on its own terms, and it suffers more when you consider that bits of the plot are similar to THE BLACKENING which played Tribeca last year and was an absolute horror comedy delight. This is jut a derivative mess that makes no sense on any level at any point what so ever.

If you want to know where the problem is the film has a card on a TV talking about July 28,2024 saying that the concert is happening and then one saying its two years later and then we are going to the concert? That's the first of constant shifts in logic. It's so pervasive I stopped taking notes and threw up my hands.

This might have worked except that the film never gets the mix of horror and humor right. Then again I suspect that this was never supposed to be a horror film but a send up. Since it isn't serious any attempt at sending up the sub-genre doesn't have to have a narrative that makes sense, it just has to be funny. Since there is no logic the film fails to connect to us since each odd twist breaks any spell...again....and again.

While not bad, it's not really good. 

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