31 Days of Horror: “Time to Kill” (2014)

 

 
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Posted October 15, 2016 by

 
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We are almost to the half way point, for our 31 Days of Horror, and David, Michael P., and I are running into a bit of a problem. We are getting increasingly low, on new horror films to watch. To remedy this, I decided to look up films that I haven’t seen yet, that were either from horror directors who’s work I love, or featured actors and actresses that I enjoy seeing get good and bloody. The first two people that came to mind were Brian Williams and his lovely muse Ellie Church. Seeing as how the two (along with Scott Schirmer and co.) were largely responsible, for two of my favorite indie horror flicks of 2016 (“Harvest Lake” and “Plank Face”), I figured I should finally get around to watching their 2014 film “Time to Kill”.

time-to-kill-1The story is a simple one: Sara (Ellie Church) finds out that she has 24 hours to live, and decides to use that time to get violent, blood-soaked revenge on anyone who has wronged her. Along the way, she meets Lailah (Charlie Moon), and takes her along as a kind of partner in crime/lesbianism. From there on, it is drugs, booze, butts, and boobies… and a bit of killing of course. Sound like something you would enjoy? Yeah me too!

Writer/director Williams takes his mini-budget (around $10,000), and puts ever cent of it to use. The cinematography, costume design, and score/soundtrack are all top notch. There may be nobody better at making high-quality, low-budget horror than these Bandit Motion Pictures guys. In the 70 minutes of “Time to Kill”, they were able to create a fast-paced, pitch perfect homage to the grindhouse/exploitation/lady revenge pics of the 70s. You can tell, when the people making a movie, LOVE what they are doing and that is definitely the feeling I got while watching this film. That, in turn, made me enjoy it (and the beers I was drinking) that much more.

time-to-kill-2I have said it before, and I will say it again: Schirmer, Williams, and Miss Church are combining their powers, to become (in my opinion) the most exciting voices in indie horror. Any time I see one (or preferably all) of their names, attached to a film, I know I have to see it and will almost assuredly enjoy the hell out of it! “Time to Kill” is beyond worth checking out, and I strongly suggest any of you who are horror fans check out the Bandit website here.


MikeD

 


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