|REAPER (director: Wen-Han Shih; screenwriters: Mark James/James Jurdi; cinematographer: Hiroyuki Haga; editors: Nic Hill/Brett Solem; music: Sean Murray; cast: Danny Trejo (Jack), Jake Busey (Bill), James Jurdi (Brad), Vinnie Jones (Rob), Ian Fisher (Vagabound), Shayla Beesley (Natalie), Christopher Judge (Officer Banks), William Shockley (Buck), Justin Henry (Caine, motel owner), Gabriel Jarret (Joe), Mike Michaels (The Reaper), Dustin Aremburg (Church corpse), Shay Moulder (Church corpse), Joshua Neyman (Church corpse), Michael Rudie (church corpse), J.J. Sicotte (Freezer Corpse), Linda Mendez (voice of Natalie's mother)Eunice Hong (Hitchhiker); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: James & Naji Jurdi/Alejandro Salomon/Frederick Cipoletti; Helios; 2014)|
|"Demented horror pic."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Shih ("Doomed Love"/"Westgate Tango") directs
this demented horror pic. It's crudely written by Mark
James and James Jurdi, who plays a bad guy in
death row killer preacher of a cult group escapes
execution from the electric chair and returns as a
supernatural force known as the "Reaper" (Mike
Michaels), who kills those he
perceives as evil.
innocent-looking blonde slut Natalie (Shayla
Beesley) is a young lady hitching to California
to be with her ailing mom and gets a ride from the
lecherous boozer travelling salesman Bill (Jake
Busey), who tries having his way with her at the Last
Chance motel. But she spikes his drink and steals his
money and car, and leaves him tied up in his room. The
Reaper enters his room and slays him with his scythe.
At a diner Natalie observes a drug deal going down and
steals the drugs and a wad of money from the flirty
drug mule, Brad
busy B-film is a road movie that mixes together a
crime and horror story, with neither story deserving
REVIEWED ON 4/15/2017 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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