Let Me Die Quietly
Review by Kerr Seth Lordygan
Writer Charles Casillo brings us Let Me Die Quietly, a hot and sexy new suspense thriller. Charles himself stars as Mario, a darkly disturbed young man with an Allison Dubois-type of talent for seeing, and feeling, people’s last moments before their deaths. When he meets a glamorous woman named Gabrielle (Dana Perry) who shares similar psychic foresight, his life changes, and they embark together on a crime-solving journey laden with secrets and murder.
Director Mitchell Reichler brings Casillo’s script to life in a creepy New York world of sex, porn, mystery and death. From the get-go, we are immersed in grime n’ crime. But we meet such vivid and sad creatures as Mario, Gabrielle, Dr. Justin Avery (Ian Tomaschik) and Detective Devlin (Paul Coughlan). None of these characters are people you’d prefer to take home to mom, but you just might wanna meet them for drinks to get glimpses into the frightening thoughts swimming around their brains.
Casillo’s Mario is foreboding and horny (male, female, give him someone hot and it won’t matter). He draws sympathy from us, though, as a real New York dude with serious issues, not the least of which are alcoholism, depression and sex-addiction. Casillo is intriguing and still charming as someone who not many would wish to be. Perry, as Gabrielle, is a fascinating beauty who must carefully traipse between two worlds, one with Mario and one that must deal with her own failed marriage. Perry has that certain “thing” that makes her fascinating to watch. She is a unique breath of fresh air.
“Let Me Die Quietly” is a noir-type thriller that may require a certain mind-set from it’s audience for true appreciation. But once it finds such a mind-set, it will stay embedded inside, whether invited or not. The final scene is beautifully done and leaves a stain on the brain that not even bleach could get out.
“Let Me Die Quietly” is available on DVD.