Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
by Garon Cockrell
31 Days of Scream-O-Ween! - Dead Souls
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Oct. 27, 2013 5:15 p.m.

By Garon Cockrell<>

Scream Factory isn’t just about the classics.  They’ve also brought us some more

contemporary titles.    Well two so

far.  The first of which is a film that

first aired on Chiller called Dead Souls.   

Don’t let that scare you off (like it almost did me) though.<>

Dead Souls<>

The Film:  <>

Dead Souls tells the story of a young man who learns not

only that he is adopted but that he is the last survivor of a horrific mass

murder.  He finds himself in possession

of his family’s old home so he moves and in doing so unleashes the horrors that

cursed his family 18 years before.  <>

I’ll admit I had my apprehensions about this one.  Being a TV movie carries a certain stigma and

with Dead Souls it appears that my apprehension was misplaced.  It’s a well-acted and well done little horror

film that I enjoyed.<>

It’s not perfect and it’s not going to go down in the

pantheon of horror classics but it is a movie you won’t regret watching.  <>

The Disc:<>

I don’t think Scream Factory had much to do with this

one.   It’s a newer movie so the picture

shouldn’t have any annoying artifacts or issues to deal with and it

doesn’t.  It’s another nice disc from SF

and while it doesn’t have the history one might want from a release like this

it does coming with some nice features, even if they’re a bit by the numbers.<>

The Features:<>

  • Audio Commentary<>

  • Bloopers<>

  • Tour of the Set<>

  • TV Spots<>


The Specs:<>

  • 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)<>

  • DTS HD Master Audio 5.1<>

  • Original Release: 2013<>

  • Runtime: 92 Minutes<>

  • Rating: Not Rated<>

Final Grades:<>

Story:  B / Interesting story with some nice twists/<>

Presentation:  A / Looks great as it should since it’s a

newer film.<>

Scare Factor:  B / Some good jumps make for a good late

night watch.<>

Gore Factor:  B / Pretty good for a TV movie.  I’m sure the added 7 minutes helped with the


Repeat view-ability:

C / It’s good yes, but it’s not a classic. 

I enjoyed it but I doubt it’ll be one I’ll watch again.   <>

Add Dead Souls to your collection, click HERE!<>

Check out yesterday’s Scream Factory review, Lifeforce!<>

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