Brownwell Entertainment Releases Debut Horror Film FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS
Jamie and Lyndee Brown, the couple behind Brownwell Entertainment obviously know something about starting strong. Their debut horror film Friends Don’t Let Friends is evidence of that. They bring with them backgrounds in various areas of filmmaking and production that thay have combined and honed to create a raw, engrossing, disturbing, and genuinely enjoyable film. Jamie Brown is quoted as saying this film, “had to feel visceral for the audience,” and that is what they created.
Friends Don’t Let Friends is a psychological horror film about what happens when four friends take a trip into the desert to bury a body. When they find themselves lost and stranded in the desert it doesn’t take long for them to see that their friends aren’t what they seem. If that isn’t enough to get you interested, go check out the review I did for this movie. I’m telling you, if you’re not watching this you’re missing out.
There are a few companies that I associate with good horror flicks and if this is any indication of what is to come, Brownwell Entertainment will be on that list in the future. If you’d like to check it out for yourself it is available now on iTunes, Amazon Video, and other VOD outlets.
Friends Don’t Let Friends
Friends Don’t Let Friends is a psychological horror movie about what happens when some friends take a trip to the desert to bury a body. When Stephanie found out that her boyfriend planned to break up with her she did what any rational person would do and killed him. Because she is an awesome friend, she calls up all her pals to help her take her dead boyfriend into the desert and dispose of him. Shortly after they find out that they are stuck in desert shit hits the fan with astonishing force.
There is a lot to like in this Friends Don’t Let Friends. It is billed as a face paced movie and it delivers; it was probably the shortest hour and a half of my life. Even though the film never really slows down the dialog is well written enough to flesh out the characters enough to make them interesting. I like the fact that there are fewer and fewer good people in the movie as it goes on. Everybody is a fuckin monster of some kind on the inside. Even though things get pretty brutal the gore is kept to a minimum but it’s done in such a way that it feeds your imagination. Between the sound design and what you are shown, a big gory display isn’t needed; your mind fills in the blanks for you.
The duo behind this movie have backgrounds in documentaries and reality TV and I can see the fingerprints of that experience on the shooting style and some of the dialog. Don’t get me wrong that isn’t a bad thing in the least. The whole film has a documentary feel to it. Most of the film feels like a voyeuristic look at the darkest parts of seemingly everyday people. It isn’t until the final moments of the film that I was shown just how accurate that feeling was.
On top of all that, this movie contains one of the best one liners I’ve heard in a very long time, “I have a PhD in fuck you”. If nothing else, this film has given me my new answer to just about anything.
Bottom line, if you don’t see this one you’re missing out. Go stream it on iTunes or Amazon and see what happens when a group of friends learn that four can keep a secret if three of them are dead.