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Crest Point is stereotypical Anywhere, U.S.A., where people go about their business, attend Friday night football games and the local cops' biggest worry is youthful pranksters. Stan (Brad Dourif, the Halloween films, HBO's Deadwood, the voice of Chucky, The Lord of the Rings films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) is a 59-year-old recluse who offers cremation services from the basement of his funeral home - though he doesn't seem much interested in promoting his business. In fact, he's a deranged sociopath who eliminates anyone he perceives to be a bully. Jarod (Jeremy Sumpter, TV's Friday Night Lights, P.J. Hogan's Peter Pan, Frailty) is a fatherless, 17-year-old high school outcast who no longer even attempts to fit in at school. Things aren't much better at home with mom's abusive boyfriend (Daniel Baldwin, Vampires, Born on the Fourth of July). When Stan takes the beleaguered teen under his wing, they soon develop a demented friendship. But the neophyte makes mistakes and - as detective Fairchild (Scott Elrod, Escapee, The Switch, Hellhounds) struggles to pull together clues from local disappearances - Stan must decide if protecting his newfound protege is worth killing for.
Brad Dourif plays Stan, a year old loner with a bizarre pastime. He kills people he doesn't like. Just like that and doesn't think any more about it.
He doesn't like bullies or rude people in general and if anyone says anything wrong to him or someone he knows they end up with a baseball bat across and then end up on a slab at Stan's Crematorium.
Jarod, another loner and high school outcast, strikes up a curious friendship with Stan. Matt starts work at the Crematorium and things get a lot more deadly from there.
I do not want to spoil the film for those wanting to see it but I can tell you this is a wicked little horror/thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged. Brad Dourif is a master at playing a creepy person and he delivers here and the young Jeremy Sumpter who plays Jarod is amazing as well standing toe to toe with Dourif which is pretty impressive all by itself.
The story is full of suspense and tension, there's not an over abundance of blood but there doesn't need to be because the story and the cast carry the film and really draw the viewer in. "Death and Cremation" is a film not many have heard of but that is soon to change. A under-rated gem that will get strong word of mouth once it hits DVD. I highly recommend this to all horror fans and fans of Dexter as well.
Released by Green Apple Entertainment
**** Out Of *****