AMONG FRIENDS (2012) Reviews and overview

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‘This dinner party’s gonna be killer.’

Among Friends is a 2012 American comedy horror feature film directed by actress Danielle Harris from a screenplay by Alyssa Lobit, who also stars, alongside Christopher Backus and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn.

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A group of friends is invited to an ’80s-themed murder mystery dinner party. The good time takes a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in an attempt to help the others come clean about their secret betrayals against one another – and is willing to cut through the bone in order to expose the truth…


“The movie works incredibly well. The setup is engrossing, the performances strong, and Harris does a brilliant job as director with balancing the film’s tricky mix of humor and horror. You’ll be laughing one moment, squealing the next, and loving every minute of it.” Dread Central

“Harris does a pretty good job in keeping the action going while telling the story of how utterly bad these “friends” have been to one another. That’s a good thing as Among Friends is a svelte 73 minutes leaving little time for any fluff.” Shock Till You Drop

“Low budget and somewhat flawed, Among Friends is an otherwise sharp psychological horror film with practical squirm-inducing FX, plenty of pretty things to look at… and even a limo ride from Harris’ Hatchet II & III co-star Kane Hodder.” Fangoria


“As some of the secrets are especially sinister it seems a shame that one or two character’s misdemeanors are more trivial but perhaps this emphasizes the darker deeds committed. The gore effects are slightly disappointing also and while exist to show the plight of the characters could perhaps have been a little more nuanced and left to the audience’s imagination.” HNN


Main cast:

Alyssa Lobit … Bernadette
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn … Melanie (as Jennifer Blanc)
Kamala Jones … Sara
AJ Bowen … Adam
Brianne Davis … Jules
Christopher Backus … Marcus
Dana Daurey … Lily
Chris Meyer … Blane
Kane Hodder … Limo Driver
Bryan Kirkwood … Twin #1
Denny Kirkwood … Twin #2
Amber West … Actress Sara
Matthew Ziff … Actor Adam
Lorraine Ziff … Actress Melanie
Nate Vormehr … Grip
Jenise Blanc … Makeup artist
Jason Sallee … Grip #2
Xavier Gens … Self
Alana Lobit … Drink P.A.
Larry Ziff … Still Photographer
Miller Daurey … Actor Blane
Jay Lobit … Director of Photography
Mark Gantt … First AD
Maral Adams … Prop P.A.
Tanya Newbould … Actress Jules
Danielle Harris … Danielle Harris
Adam Cole … Crew #1
Erik Preston … Key Set P.A.
Kimberly McCullough … Director’s Girlfriend
Rodney Amieva … Bartender
Seth Wilson … Bar Patron
Cristian Sandoval … Bar Patron
David Rodriguez … Bar Patron
Xochielt Hicks … Bar Patron
Michael Biehn … Self (uncredited)

Technical details:

80 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1

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