|HE NEVER DIED (director/writer: Jason Krawczyk; cinematographer: James Bredin; editor: Eric Billman; music: James Mark Stewart; cast: Henry Rollins (Jack), Kate Greenhouse (Cara), Booboo Stewart (Jeremy), Jordan Todosey (Andrea), David Richmond-Peck (Steve), Steven Ogg (Alex); Runtime: 99; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Zach Hagen/Adrienne Stern; Alternate Ending Studio/Vertical Entertainment; 2015)|
|"The super Rollins performance
makes it worth watching."
by Dennis Schwartz
Krawczyk ("The Briefcase"/"Hard Damn Hitch")
is the writer-director of this strange horror/comedy
cult film, one that plays like a film noir. It stars
Henry Rollins, the former frontman for L.A.
punk band Black Flag.
(Henry Rollins) is a misanthropic loner, a social
outcast, whose quiet city life at first gets upset by
gangsters ,who hassle him for reasons unknown. Despite
severe beatings, the thugs can't kill him. The deadpan
Jack is then surprised by the arrival of the grown
daughter Andrea (Jordan Todosey) he
never knew he had. Jack's diner waitress girlfriend
Cara (Kate Greenhouse) and his daughter
team-up to get their man more involved in humanity.
third act things take a turn moving into the
supernatural, as we learn Jack's real identity and
face some plot twists. This is not a narrative driven
Though the film is not fully developed, the super Rollins performance makes it worth watching.
REVIEWED ON 4/72016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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