I finally ordered this through Amazon. I always see it when I am looking for movies, but have never pulled the trigger on buying it. I have always heard mixed reviews of this movie. It is good, its bad, it sucks. That usually does not stop me from watching a movie permanently, but it does delay it a bit. I had a whole day off to do nothing but watch Horror movies and this was first on the list. I did not have really high expectations on Laid To Rest.
Robert Hall did a fantastic job with direction of the movie as well. The death scenes are gruesome and creative. If you are a true Horror fan that is important. The more creative and complex death scenes, the more people want to watch. The key is to do something no one as seen before or at least something that is not done often. It's also worth mentioning the minor role by a film and Horror genre legend Richard Lynch. He does not really do anything of importance in the movie but is none the less effective.
I was surprised by how much I did like Laid to Rest. Go figure J.R. likes a slasher. It had everything I like about Horror movies. Good characters, a creepy looking killer, and tons of blood. It even added another factor that I like, and that is one of my worst fears being lived in this movie. Being trapped in a coffin alive is something that freaks me out. Not that its ever happened to me, but the thought terrifies me. Finding a movie that truly has a terrifying element makes it even better. Because lets face it Horror movies are really not that scary. There are the few that can pull it off, but I am not one to scare easy. Unless you have a needle by my arm, but lets not go there. Laid To Rest 2 is definitely next on my list to pick up. Hopefully I will not wait as long as I did with this one to watch it. I kind of wish I would have met the cast now at a convention I was at and skipped over them because I did not know anything about the movie. Stay twisted everyone!