The Double Bill of Death is a pairing of very different one act horror-comedies, very light on horror/suspense and with much less death than you’d expect.
It starts with Knife 2: The Re-Slashening, the all too familiar story of a group of unlikely Breakfast Clubbed friends going out into the mountainous woods where happens to live whatever manner of thing that intends to kill them. It’s a parody of a trope that itself is already a parody and is so self-aware of that fact that even in its parody it doesn’t try to add anything to its cardboard cut-out synopsis. From the opening moments of the characters introducing themselves as their stereotyped caricatures to the often stilted dialogue, the plot (as it were) tries to fuel itself on one run of jokes after another and being funny for funny’s sake without actually trying to drive on a grounded narrative or bring life to its characters. Read the full review.