Director – Damien Dante (Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun)
Starring – Bree Michaels (Waterfront Nightmare), Katie Auerbach, and Colleena Corrigan (Dark Hallways)
Release Date – 2011
Rating – 1/5
Tagline – “There is no God. There is only Jezebeth”
Sometime last year I was sent the Killer 4 Pack from MVD with the filmsJezebeth, The Day of the Dead,Carnage: The Legend of Quilt Face, andHellweek. I recently broke open that 4 film set and checked out The Day of the Dead.
The film, which was clearly not the 1985 George A. Romero classic, was a huge let down. The film felt like a daytime court room drama with a Mexican twist. I followed it up with the second film in the set, Jezebeth. I had heard of the film before I was sent the review copy when Horror Society was sent news of the film’s upcoming sequel/web-series, however, I was never interested in checking it out. That changed when I decided to check out The Day of the Dead and was hoping to follow it up with something worth a damn.
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows a group of women who live in an old house along with a devil worshiping super-bitch named Jezebeth. She has found the diary of a woman who once consorted with the devil and is now using the diary to bring about a demon. She does various rituals before finally performing one that puts the demon in her turning her into a vampire.**Spoiler Alert**
The basic purpose of a film is to tell a story with each film taking different approaches to the way they tell that story. Some films really struggle at telling a story but they at least try. However, Jezebeth is a fucking train wreck when it comes to telling a coherent story.
The film tries to tell the story about a girl named Jezebeth that raises a demon named Jezebeth and it turns one of the Jezebeths into a vampire. With that being said, the story is lost somewhere along the way when we get 5 to 10 minute segments scattered throughout the film filled with generic hard rock and gothic imagery.
The acting in this film is very amateurish and very over-dramatic by the entire cast. The film tries to be serious in tone but turns into an unintentional comedy when each scene becomes laughable by how the cast acts with each other.
The story for this one has so much potential but wastes it by creating a feature length music video with horrible hard/gothic rock and dark images of women lurking around a cemetery. This splits up the story and makes it extremely hard to follow.
Finally, the film lacks blood and on screen kills. Sure, we get a few bites here and there with fake blood but nothing to make it worth watching. Overall, Jezebeth is a sad attempt at creating a horror movie and fails to do so. The film tries to be different by throwing in gothic imagery and pop-metal but it falls short from being anything entertaining. Ignore this one.