After a night on the town, two off duty cops get lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood. They stumble upon a house with the front door mysteriously open. The more experienced one, Ben, wants to...
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After a night on the town, two off duty cops get lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood. They stumble upon a house with the front door mysteriously open. The more experienced one, Ben, wants to investigate. The other one, Mark, thinks it's a bad idea. They're off duty, drunk and don't have their guns, but Ben convinces Mark to enter. The house is empty, the lights are not working and there is a very strange smell inside. When Mark wants to leave, Ben gives him a choice between abandoning his duty or doing a good deed.Written by
Sohail A. Hassan
Sohail A. Hassan's 'No Good Deed' is an atmospheric horror film that plays with genre in a fun way. The director doesn't rely on shock jumps to scare you (although there are a couple of good ones!), but instead creates a foreboding atmosphere that builds to a pretty intense finale. There is one scene in particular that is as intense a scene as you will find in any decent, mainstream horror film. (I'm not putting any details about the scene here so it can creep up on you as it did me!)
The photography is excellent and the visual and creature effects are effectively executed. The characters are engaging in a way that makes it easy to get drawn into the film, and I also enjoyed the way that the two main characters have fun with the buddy cop genre.
'No Good Deed' is a good, fun piece of genre film making.
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