Movie Review – Dropping Evil (2012)

Dropping Evil
Directed by Adam Protextor
Courtesy of MVD Entertainment Group
Release Date: October 23, 2012

Dropping Evil

When I first read the synopsis of this film, I thought two things: one, that this sounds very close to Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS…and two, that this could potentially be fun regardless. I’m glad I gave this movie a shot because it is definitely a lot of fun.

If you are not familiar with DROPPING EVIL, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of the MVD website:

After his group of friends slip him some LSD during a camping trip, the ultra-nerdy and God-loving Nancy begins to hunt them down one by one after the the drug reveals their “true” natures to him. But a mysterious corporation is very interested in this teenage blood bath, and has their own plans to control and contain the evil that has been unleashed, luring the doomed teens to a mysterious cabin in the woods where they can be studied and developed into something even more sinister.

If you decide to check this one out, and I suggest that you do, be sure and make sure you have the right mindset. This is NOT a big-budget production. You won’t see mesmerizing special effects or anything truly revolutionary. But you will get a lot of laughs, some interesting concept ideas, and even some decent horror.

DROPPING EVIL is shot pretty well and the acting isn’t half bad, either. The film contains some true horror icons, such as Edwin Neal, who portrayed the hitchhiker in the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; Tiffany Shepis, who has starred in an amazing number of films including TROMEO AND JULIET, the NIGHT OF THE DEMONS remake, and BASEMENT JACK; and Armin Shimerman, who is most notably known as Principal Snyder from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show.

For being a low-budget production, DROPPING EVIL makes the most of what it has to work with. And it’s actually funny, in a dark way. I will not go into specific plot points because doing so will give a lot away; but you must truly watch the film to appreciate it.

DROPPING EVIL is unique and entertaining, a perfect weekend movie when you’re wanting something to do on a Friday or Saturday night. This is one of those flicks that is best watched with two or three buddies, so make a night of it. Regardless of how you do it, I would recommend checking this one out for sure.


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