Written by: Matt Molgaard
Directed by: Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Heather Morris, Chad Addison, Jake Busey, Tess Christiansen
After Last Shift I had high hopes for Anthony DiBlasi’s career as a filmmaker. I wanted to know just how he’d follow up an inspired piece like Last Shift. It turns out he chose to follow up by delivering a slasher flick. A very basic, very cliché slasher flick that offers very little in the way of heart or surprise. It hurts to say it, but it looks like DiBlasi has taken a step backward as opposed to growing as a filmmaker.
The story sees a group of friends reunite a decade after graduating high school. Systematically, they’re disposed of by a masked killer in a graduation gown.
That’s it. That’s the story.
The film lacks in stomach turning gore and the death scenes themselves aren’t all too elaborate or original. That’s a bummer, as slasher films are so common they need some element of the production to standout. Just one aspect of the project can save a slasher, but that one magical aspect is nowhere to be found here.
Production values are limited, but that’s not really what hurts the film. It’s the beaten path that ultimately kills this one early. When it comes to slasher films, it’s important – as already noted – to pave a unique way and give viewers something a little different to chomp on. Most Likely to Die gives us nothing new, and even worse, delivers a group of individuals that come across as entirely unlikeable.
I almost forgot to mention, Perez Hilton is in the film. He’s one of the now fully grown high school kids. Apparently he was held back quite a bit, as he’s damn near 10 years older than everyone else in the ensemble. Great casting call, eh?