Chill (2013) – By Kirsten Walsh

“November 17, 1988, is a day of mourning for some…and for others, a lucrative opportunity.  On that date, eight university students were found murdered in the old arts building at the college. An anonymous source told police the 20-somethings were in the midst of a local role-playing game, called Chill.  The name of the game is to stay alive. But for the players that November evening, few would  be getting up for another round.  But when a scheming student decides to profit from the tragedy and revive the whodunit game as a web series, the new players soon discover, for some, this game is still all too real…”

Chill is a throwback to the horror films of the 1980’s, with a slasher with no identity, a stereotypical cast of teens, and lots of blood and bodies. Packing a punch of humor and horror, Chill is a must watch for all horror lovers.

The cast is definitely one of the best parts of the film. Led by horror vet Roger Connors, the viewer never knows who to suspect as the killer. Featuring Ohio burlesque performer Bella Sin, acclaimed actor Rick Montgomery Jr., and a slew of Mousenest Productions veterans, the cast takes the cake with their somewhat over the top performances that set this film apart from other horror films on the circuit.

Chill takes place in one location- The Stanwick Art Center- where the students and schemers are locked inside. By golly, anyone would be jealous of going to a college that has a center like this for the arts! Of course, the film has some issues with lighting this magnificent space, but overall, the venue was showcased for this production.

Aside from some general camera issues and sound, which are indicative of many independent films out there, the film is enjoyable and modern, with a soundtrack that makes you feel like you really are in college!

Chill is definitely a film to check out and enjoy, and it will be touring the film festival circuit this year!

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