Beyond Ultimate Evil is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD slasher film directed by Nick Curo. The film was apparently made intentionally successful as to pay homage the slasher genre as well as make fun of other direct-to-DVD horror films.
It stars an ensemble cast which includes Hillary Duff, Tad Hilgenbrinck, Shannon Elizabeth, Jon Foster, Amanda Bynes, Bobby Campo, Katie Cassidy, Ron Jeremy, Dee Sninder, Thomas Dekker, Gloria Votsis, Dustin Milligan, Bailee Madison and Carly Schroeder.
The movie features many veterans of the "genre" including Ken Foree, Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens.
The movie was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in May of 2008 to critical praise.
The film was originally going to be released into theaters on November 25, 2008 but it was released direct-to-video on May 9, 2009 from Warner Premiere.
It is rated R for Strong bloody terror violence and gore, sexual content, drug content and pervasive language.
The dvd gained critical acclaim and a smoking cult following ever since.
On his day of service before his retirement, Police Chief Will "Jeffy" Jefferson (Ron Jeremy) finally captures wanted serial killer Freddie Ray Slater (Dee Snider). Slater is soon sentenced to death at the electric chair.
On the day of his execution, Slater's voodoo teacher kills a priest and takes his clothes. This allows him to give Slater the last rites. However, he actually uses voodoo magic on him.
After being seemingly executed, Slater's body is taken to the local morgue. Here, he wakes up once again and kills the coroner. He meets with his teacher and kills him, before setting out a vicious murder spree across Springbell to kill his new victims, cutting a bloody path towards his targets; Jefferson by using a series of gardening and power tools .
Meanwhile, Jefferson's replacement, Alfonso Raimi (Ken Foree) learns of Slater's seeming ressurection and escape. As such, he begins to follow Slater's trail of carnage in order to track him down and put an end to his vicious reign of terror along with Jefferson's daughter, Jacinda Jefferson (Hillary Duff).
Cast and Characters
Hillary Duff as Jacinda Jefferson: The main protagonist and Jefferson's daughter.
Tad Hilgenbrinck as Lee Richards: Jacinda's boyfriend and classmate of her college. He is the seventh person to die by Slater who stabs Lee in the forehead with a garden claw.
Ron Jeremy as Will "Jeffy" Jefferson: Jacinda's father and the chief of police who is killed first by serial killer Freddy Ray Slater with voodoo magic in the begining of the film.
Jon Foster as Ben Wilds: One of Jacinda's friends and Kimberley's boyfriend. He dies fourth in the locker room when Slater chops three of his fingers off with hedge clippers and after a long chase, Ben is killed in the shower by decapitation with a shovel.
Shanon Eilizabeth as Alexia Cortez: The star cheerleader and Jacinda's best friend. She is the tenth one to die in the auditorium when a bare naked Slater hangs her upside and slashes her to death with scythe above a bathtub where Slater will be bathing.
Thomas Dekker as Jonsey Ashton:
Dee Snider as Freddy Ray Slater:
Amanda Bynes as Madison Hart:
Carly Schroeder as Jennie Walker:
Gloria Votsis as Lori Turner:
Katie Cassidy as Kimberly Strode:
Dustin Milligan as Danny Cranston:
Bobby Campo as Duke Slater:
Brinke Stevens as Loretta Walsh:
Linnea Quigley as Harriet Jefferson:
Ken Foree as Alfonso Raimi:
Debbie Rochon as Dean Follows:
Bailee Madison as Young Jacinda Jefferson:
The film's announcement was met with high expectations and excitement. Upon the DVD's release, a reviewer wrote "the film excels at what it set out to do, but it set out to be a successfully violent horror movie. And fortuanetly, it's still a pretty gifted and hardcore horror movie like Scream."
The film achieved the honour of being the most successful straight-to-DVD horror film ever released.
The movie recieved 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Dread Central gave it a very positive review stating," With all the elements of Scream and the pre-Scream slasher films, Beyond Ultimate Evil has got the goods."