Director: Devanand Shanmugam
Writer: Matthew J. Gunn, Devanand Shanmugam
Starring: Loren Peta, Michael Lieber, Christopher Craig, Antonia Davies, Ben Ellis
A Room to Die For (or Rancour, if you prefer), is an English horror film of the insane-elderly variety. There’s a long tradition of mad old folks in horror movies, from the hagsploitation classic What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971), to M. Night Shyamalan’s 2015 creeper The Visit, and the makers of A Room to Die For try hard to reach the quality of their forbearers with mixed results.
Part of the reason for this half-success is the film’s division into what are essentially two separate films. The first half follows god-awful stand-up comedian Mark (Michael Lieber, Ramanujan, Video Killer) and his run-ins with his crazy new landlords, Henry (Christopher Craig, Black Venus) and Josephine Baker (Antonia Davies, Lords of London). After his discover of their disturbing secret, the film switches focus to Mark’s more capable girlfriend, Jill (Loren Peta, Return of the Don), and her capture and subsequent torture. There’s a plot involving a baby running through the thing, but you probably won’t guess how it wraps up (unless you’ve got a real sick mind!)
Read the gory details in my full review at HorrorNews.Net!