Everyone Must Die! (2012)
By: Ryan Morrissey-Smith on September 5, 2013 | Comments
[dvd]MVD Visual | All Regions, NTSC | 1.78:1 (16:9 enhanced) | English DD 2.0 | 70 minutes[/dvd] (Full Specs)
The Movie
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Director: Steve Rudzinski
Starring: Nick Lamanta, Nicole Beattie, Aleen Isley, Seth Gontkovic
Screenplay: Steve Rudzinski, Derek Rothermund
Country: USA
Let me start by saying that anyone who tries to make a film for 3500 bucks is very, very ambitious. Some might say it can't be done, others might say it can be done but it won't be that good. Whilst Everyone Must Die falls into the latter category, it is difficult to fault the effort involved and the fact that the story has a pretty sweet twist.

Basically the film wastes absolutely no time with a lawn mower kill scene that sets up the story. In the aftermath of the massacre in which his sister was killed, Kyle (Nick LaMantia) vows to find the person behind the gruesome murder. However with a pattern of murder and slaughter that seems to be moving from town to town, Kyle suspects there is more to this than meets the eye. From here the film goes from random victims to random victims, adding some hit and miss comedy and more than its fair share of boobies (yay!). But I digress…

Clearly the budgetary constraints are on display from the opening scenes and you can't help but think that the crew behind this bit off way more than they could chew. The flow of the film is very clunky, with some real pacing issues but this doesn't mean that it is not enjoyable. All the actors do their best, regardless of the quality of acting – there is some good stuff, there is some not so good stuff – and everyone seems committed to making this work as best they can. The film does have an impressive body count as well and almost every character bites it, tying in with the title of the film, and some of the effects are not too bad considering the meagre budget. The mid credits twist is a great one and if used in a higher budgeted film could really be expanded upon.

Everyone Must Die! is not all that impressive, but what is impressive is the work that has gone into it. You can feel the love for filmmaking coming through in the film, and writer/director Steve Rudzinski and the rest of crew should be congratulated on their efforts. Everyone Must Die! is certainly not a good film, but you can't help but like it anyway.
The Disc
The disc has a 16:9 enhanced 1.77:1 transfer which looks about as good as you would expect, while the 2.0 sound mix does occasionally make use of the stereo functionality. Extras consist of a writer commentary and a cast and crew commentary, the latter being very entertaining. The rest of the features include a behind the scenes featurette, a trailer, blooper reel, Pete alternate takes and two music videos one by EMD and the other by MC Pink – who is a character in the film.
The Verdict
Whilst Everyone Must Die! isn't great, the ideas and hard work behind it are. With ample boobs and an endearing sense of enthusiasm it might be worth a look, and at only 71 minutes it won't require a major investment of your time.
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