The film Death of Me is based on the famous novel of the same name by British author Meera Kramp. True romance doesn't take much sacrifice. In this futuristic love story, a young couple returns home from a vacation to find that their beloved mother has passed on. The death of their beloved mother leaves both baffled and deeply in love with each other.
The movie is directed by none other than Ben Wheatley, known for his quirky British films such as The Perks Of Being High. Death of Me follows the story of two teenage twins who return home from their summer vacation to find that their mother has died. In true vampire style, she has been taken over by the evil Vampiress, who intends on killing her newborn baby. With help from an online video game-expert (voiced by none other than Anne Hathaway), the twins must use modern technology to stop the vampiress before it is too late.
The movie was released in theaters in 2020, but wasn't available for streaming until recently. That is because the movie was only available to movie theaters in the United States through its original release, which means that those in other countries were forced to wait a long time before they could watch the movie. Now, however, it is available in its black and white version through streaming services such as Hulu, which means that everyone can enjoy this funny futuristic comedy without having to wait long to see it.
While Death of Me might not be the kind of vampire movie that you will want to marathon over the next Ferry ride to Manhattan, it is still a fun and engaging film from start to finish. One of the best things about the movie is the way that Wheatley (voiced by David Strathairn) plays the role of a man who has become one with the devil himself. He uses his newfound power to help the police solve the crime of a series of murders committed by the same person he now seeks to destroy. But along the way, he also finds himself battling the eternal beauty of existence, which proves to be more than he bargained for.
Another great thing about Death of Me is the way that director Wes Ball did not shy away from incorporating some real mythology into the mix. In fact, part of what makes the movie feel like it belongs in the realm of horror is the fact that its story is partially based on the plot of the story of the Book of the Darkseid. It also borrows elements of fairy tales, science fiction, and even ancient mythology, which all adds up to make this a truly unique and innovative movie from start to finish. It also has some outstanding special effects, especially when Wheatley's car crashes into a train carrying the" Endless Fairy" itself. Every element of this fantastic movie flows together to create an overall sense of terror, suspense, and adventure.
Based on the successful novel The Darkseid by Charlize Theron, Death of Me is the latest addition to the long list of supernatural thrillers that are available Friday nights on streaming services. If you haven't read the novel, I highly recommend that you do. It is much better that way than any of the slasher flicks that have been released lately. It's a solid genre piece that doesn't require any real background knowledge of the book to appreciate. Instead, it presents the reader with a purer view of the characters and their surroundings, painting a portrait that is at once very literal and very abstract, as is expected of a modern horror film. For horror film lovers, I would recommend that you add the Death of Me to your streaming queue this Friday, because it is sure to be a smash.