Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths.
Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis (Ben Browder) a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths, then reappearing as eerie death portraits. One by one Brandon begins to lose people very close to him as he struggles to uncover the haunting mystery behind the cursed camera. When his eleven year old son goes missing, Brandon discovers the camera has supernatural powers and has trapped his son inside of it. He must now risk all and journey beyond the realm of all imagination, to fight the hideous entities within, save his son and reverse the deadly curse that plagues them before they all become....Dead Still.Written by
I was sorely disappointed in this film. It had stylistic potential which it never fully exploited. Ben Browder, Ray Wise and all the children turned in fine performances, but the rest of the cast with speaking lines were stiff, awkward, one dimensional, and sometimes just annoying. One has to wonder if, despite their professional credits, they've ever acted at all. It's somewhat shocking to find them working alongside the likes of skilled actors such as Browder and Wise.
The plot was a tired re-tread of a haunted camera trope, supposed "based on true events". One comes to expect this sort of statement from the Booth Brothers, but we could have done it this time out.
As a result of this, watching Dead Still became something of an endurance sport. Perhaps turning it into a drinking game would have improved the experience.
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