The 27 Club (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Patrick Fogarty
Starring: Maddisyn Carter, Hailey Allen, Bryan Angel
Rated: UR/Region A/Widescreen/1080p/Number of Discs 3
Available from Cleopatra Entertainment
Why did Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Kobain all die at the age of 27? When an aspiring singer and a journalism student seek answers to the notorious curse of the so-called “27 Club,” they find themselves trapped in an evil underworld that takes artists souls as payment for eternal fame.
The 27 Club takes one of history’s biggest conspiracy subjects and puts a horror movie twist to it. We all know that people like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and more. Well, this movie gives us all of those guys doing weird little monologues in between the main plot as we watch a guy making a documentary on the 27 club after it claims its latest victim. Then the story gets a bit more crazy as the girl he’s running around with seems to want to do whatever it is going to take to become a big music star herself. The movie gets props for having a good idea. I’ll give it that. It did find a way to make a horror movie out of the whole issue. And the girl we follow trying to make it big time in the music business is played extremely well by Maddisyn Carter. But outside of all of that, this one is a bit too corny at times for its own good and I think the weird sections of people playing those who have really died at the age of 27 might be a good reason as to why it seems that way more times than not. I think the film could have used the references without diving that far into it.
There’s also a demon or a devil here as well. I can live with that for the most part. We probably needed more of that than we actually get. Yeah, we have some CGI moments but I think given the subject matter that a demonic being might have been even better as it was than going even more down the rabbit hole this one goes down as the movie moves along. The blood we get about saves this one at times and next to the acting from Maddisyn Carter is about the only other highlight you’ll find in The 27 Club. The release also isn’t too shabby as a whole, since you get a slipcase and a CD with music from the film on it as well. So I’ll give them credit for the release, even if the film has a lot of flaws some might have a hard time with overlooking.
– Interview with Maddisyn Carter
– Interview with Derrick Denicola
– CD Soundtrack
Quality of Transfer: 95%