Movie Review: Military-trained robbers face demons — real ones — when they hit the “Wrong Place, Wrong Time”

Whatever the cast was paid, however much the writer-director-producer got for getting “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” finished and in the hands of Uncork’d Entertainment, we can see where the real money was for this demons-and-dumdum bullets tale.

The lady or gent who had the squibs and stage-blood concession made out like a bandit. Bags and bags of the stuff gushes, spurts, vomits out and spills in this predictably dim dog of a thriller.

“Wrong Place” is the sort of C-movie where a drug kingpin growls at his “mole” inside a military-trained gang of robbers-for-hire — “Tell me why I shouldn’t kill you right where you stand?”

The only proper comeback is “Dude, I’m SITTING. Which you can PLAINLY see!”

It’s a thriller where the anti-heroic, big-body count “hero” (Alex Ryan Brown) finishes up the five minute opening scene shootout/massacre of cops and FBI agents during one robbery by kneeling before a kid, covered in blood spattered on him by the dead and dying, and says “Look at me. I want you to remember this, ALL of it! Don’t run from the pain!”

Why bill the state for counseling?

And its’ the sort of thriller in which the gang, punching into a supposed safe house where there’s this key code and drive they need to recover. Instead, they find women and children tied up. A guy named Luther shows up. He calmly says “Take whatever you want” and then “please LEAVE.”

Because Luther isn’t what he seems. Actually, he’s exactly what he seems. We can see it. Even the name sounds just enough like “Lucifer” to give the game away. The prolific creator of this, Justin Price (“The Elf,””Snare,””Forsaken” etc.) isn’t exactly subtle.

Blood, gore, the dead become the undead and demons check in and boy, Special Ops training never prepared anybody for this.

If you like your horror dripping in blood, with the occasional well-turned-out-actress bathed in it, by all means, go for it.

Me? I’d give this hardcore/stupidcore horror a hard pass.

MPA Rating: unrated, graphic violence and lots of it, gore

Cast: Alex Ryan Brown, Franziska Schissler, Mike Markoff, Chase Garland, Olivia Rivera and Bianca Stein.

Credits: Scripted and directed by Justin Price. An Uncork’d Entertainment release.

Running time: 1:25

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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