Dinner parties with friends are supposed to be a good time full of laughs, memories, delicious food and endless drinks; however, sometimes they end up deadly. How does that saying go? Oh yeah, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
MURDER MADE EASY is directed by David Palamaro with a screenplay written by Tim Davis. The cast includes Christopher Soren Kelly, Daniel Ahearn, Sheila Cutchlow, Jessica Graham, Edmund Lupinski, Paul A Rose Jr., and Emilia Richeson.
The film focuses on a dinner party hosted by Joan and Michael. They invite their friends over for a cordial dinner to discuss the passing of Joan’s husband, Neil; however as each guest arrives, dark secrets are revealed, resulting in a main course that turns out to be more than they could have ever expected.
Sam Kolesnik, co-director of the Women in Horror Film Festival stated that MURDER MADE EASY is “the horror version of Clue” and I couldn’t agree more. I’ve seen so many wonderful films this year and this one has easily become a favorite. It was unique, packed full of twisted characters, with a suspenseful story that had a wickedly awesome twist.
I love how the film was designed and how each scene built suspense and made you wonder what would happen next and how the characters would die. I liked how each dinner guest was separated by meal courses with four courses resulting in four deaths. Or so that’s the plan.
Jessica Graham kills it as Joan. She’s vindictive and ruthless. I love the way she carries herself. It’s as if she doesn’t give one single fuck and I can appreciate that. My other favorite character was Marcus played by Edmund Lupinski. There was just something special about him. He made me laugh and did a great job of standing out from the rest of the characters.
MURDER MADE EASY has twists and turns lurking around each corner. I can’t give too much away, but it’s brilliant and definitely has things you won’t see coming. The whole story is fun and inventive, but the ending is the best part.
MURDER MADE EASY had its World Premiere at the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival and won the Indie Spirit Award and it’s easy to see why. David Palamaro is a brilliant director and I love his style. To me, it’s better than most of the mainstream movies that came out this year and I hope it continues to get the recognition it deserves.