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on 1 March 2012
!!! WARNING. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. !!!
When Amber(Tulisa Contostavlos) apparently takes her own life, her friends aren't exactly suprised. They have all decided to end their lives as they feel the world has nothing to offer them, and they all have inner turmoils that blight their lives.
However, the deaths continue and it soon becomes apparent that someone has decided to assist them in their suicides. Can the police duo of Bates(Asley Walters) and Mason(Reggie Yates) find the murderer before he strikes again...
I really wanted to like this film. It's got a pretty cool premise, a young, talented cast and a great soundtrack. However, after a very promising opening half, it disintergrates into a series of bland, repetive kills and culminates in a baffling, nonsensical ending.
The characters of the students suffer as their potentially interesting background stories are related through a couple of soundbites and the occasional quip. Archie(Robert Sheehan) and Jasmine(Jennie Jacques) probably come out of it best, as their characters are at least given some depth. The comedy psycho Kenny grated as well, as he seemed to belong in another film. I would also question why most of the 'Suicide Club' suddenly decide halfway through the film that they love life after all and decide to renague on their pact. Surely inner demons are more difficult to overcome than that.
There are some compensations. Sheehan delivers a pretty good performance, the cinematography is excellent and although the ideas the film brings forward don't gel, at least it's trying to take the tired slasher genre to new places. I must metion the soundtrack again, as it's great with the highlight being a barnstorming theme tune by Dionne Bromfield.
Some Demons may never die, but they can disappoint. In the end, 'Demons Never Die' feels more like a 'why on Earth did they do it?' rather than a 'Whodunnit'. 3 out of 5, plenty of extras on the disc.