SPINE CHILLER (2019) Reviews and overview

 

‘Dance until you drop…dead!’

Spine Chiller is a 2019 American anthology horror feature film with four tales based around an annual Halloween dance.

Written and directed by Jacob Perrett (Creature in the Dark; Weird Fiction) and Taylor Rhoades, the Fame Cinema production stars Derric Hyde, Rose Stainbrook, Taylor Rhoades and Isabella Rodriguez.

 

Official synopsis:

‘It’s late October. The Spine Chiller is an annual Halloween dance with sinister beginnings. Take a trip with us as we delve into four different stories following four individuals who have been invited to this dance… Who will survive? What is going on at the Spine Chiller?’

Reviews:

“Working on a limited budget Perrett does well to show us some gore and although sometimes it is aftermath shots, the not-seeing what has happened in this case is quite effective. The set design is excellent and its clear a lot of attention has been paid to make this look and feel like a Halloween themed movie; you can almost smell the pumpkin entrails.” Bloody Flicks

“This Halloween anthology hinges on the Halloween fun instead of gore and it works. We do get a little gore later in the film that looks surprisingly well done and the practical effects are decent considering the film’s budget. Overall, Spine Chiller is the Halloween film you are looking for.” Horror Society

“My main gripe with a lot of anthologies is that you can get a very high-value production short followed directly by a low-quality one. This film is very streamlined, as is the acting and special FX, which are stunning here. The film is packed with amazing stories and solid production, none of which lack quality or substance.” HorrorScreams VideoVault

Due to the quality of the directing, the great soundtrack (featuring a wonderful score from All Season), amazing make-up, decent special effects, and the editing and cinematography – I loved the look of this […] However I found the plot to be a bit hard to follow, I was never really too sure exactly what was going on.” The Rotting Zombie

Cast and characters:

• Derric Hyde … Ryan
• Rose Stainbrook … Tabby
• Taylor Rhoades … Chris
• Isabella Rodriguez … Hannah
• Evan Gleason … The Pumpkin Man
• A.J. Danna … Radio Broadcaster (voice)
• Jacob Perrett … Show Director
• Matt Nale … Devon
• Karlee Mihailov … Nancy
• Colten Phillips … Witch

Filming locations:

• Meadville, Pennsylvania (on location)
• Saegertown, Pennsylvania (studio)

Technical details:

• 73 minutes

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