July 31, 2012 (U.S. DVD)
Rob Medaska, Jules Graciolett
Thomas Brigman as Daddy
Jackie Denieff as 911 Caller, Momma (voice)
Jules Graciolett as Narrator
Corin Hall as Daughter
Linda Hall as Mother
Rob Medaska as Him
Charles Scott as Bandana Guy
MP2V has been around for a while, releasing in 2012, but the promotion for this film continues on into late 2013 with slick mailers showing up at the Best Horror Movies offices as late as November 2013. Patience is a virtue, and persistence pays off… this one finally gets a review. The film is marketed as something that will “take you on a journey unlike any other conventional film. A film about serial killers made by the serial killers themselves”.
MP2V starts at the end, with a girl running out of an isolated house into the woods, two men chasing her and calling her names. Each following scene goes back in time, showing why they were chasing the girl, how she came to live in the house out in the country, and what the chasers were up to in the days preceding the incident. Yes, they killed some people before.
I’m not sure that director/co-writer Rob Medaska will be particularly happy that his persistence was recognized and rewarded with some attention for MP2V, and frankly I’m not either. This is a stinker of a film, only kept from being completely ridiculous by playing the story in reverse. It doesn’t have a particularly good story, doesn’t have good kill scenes, isn’t psychologically disturbing and generally is not entertaining. The film seems to have a pretty good marketing budget though, particularly in the area of direct mail promotion.
There’s not much more to say, and there’s nothing here to see. I’m sorry I watched this movie, and it’s not recommended. I knew I put off watching this dud the first dozen times it came across my desk for a reason, and it would have been best for all if I’d just held out.