ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD is a new Netflix horror movie from Poland. Actually, horror-comedy is more appropriate. It’s mostly really good fun and with a universally relatable plot. Read our full All My Friends Are Dead movie review here!

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD is a new Netflix movie from Poland (org. title Wszyscy moi przyjaciele nie zyja). We’ve already watched a few Polish productions on Netflix and the production quality – as well as character and plot development – is at a very high level.

If you haven’t already watched the Netflix horror-comedy Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight then I’d highly recommend you check it out. And yes, this new Netflix movie from Poland is also a horror-comedy, so we’re off to a good start.

You might like: Our review of the Polish Netflix movie Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight here >

Continue reading our All My Friends Are Dead movie review below and find it on Netflix now.

That escalated quickly – in the end!

It’s no secret that pretty much everyone dies in this new Netflix movie from Poland. I mean, it’s in the title of the movie. And yes, we do start out by seeing the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve party gone very wrong. However, we also need to see how things turned out so fatal.

To do that, we go back to the night before and witness how the night went. This includes quite a lot of comedy and – to some degree – this means it’s a bit of a slow-burn for the most part. For a horror-comedy, anyway.

Still, once the killing really starts, it goes very fast (and wild and crazy) in a matter of minutes. It might be too much for some, but since this is a horror-comedy, everything is simply typical of that particular hybrid genre. Take the body-horror of a slasher and combine it with slap-stick humor of comedy, and you have a deadly (and bloody) scene.

All My Friends Are Dead – Netflix Review

The ending of All My Friends Are Dead on Netflix! *spoiler warning*

The All My Friends Are Dead ending doesn’t happen “just” with the many deaths – which are revealed during the first few minutes and therefore hardly a spoiler. No, we also get a few extra scenes that might confuse some viewers. 

It would appear that we’re in some sort of after-life since everyone is wearing white and very much alive. There has also been talking of an alternate universe (multiverse, if you will), which is certainly also a possibility.

However, the final shot of a bloody painting would indicate that this is indeed the house that just saw a lot of deaths. And that would mean that we are dealing with a form of after-life where dreams come true but only because they’re in some form of purgatory as ghosts. Even if it does feel like heaven to most characters, I’m sure.

Watch the All My Friends Are Dead movie on Netflix now!

All My Friends Are Dead was written and directed by Jan Belcl. According to his IMDb page (which might not be updated correctly), this is the feature film debut for Jan Belcl as both writer and director.

Previously, he wrote and directed episodes of a YouTube series titled Izbrisani from 2012. A very low-budget production from the look of it, but everybody has to start somewhere. What I’m getting at is simply that I haven’t watched anything by Jan Belcl prior to watching this new Netflix movie. And I’m impressed, so I hope we’ll get more from him again soon.

While this is a Polish movie (org. title Wszyscy moi przyjaciele nie zyja) and I realize many people choose the dubbed version, I urge you to try subtitles. Something always gets lost in translation in the dubbing. Especially the intensity and emotion in good dialogue. Then again, if you’ve tried subtitles and now you prefer dubbed versions, then rock on with the dubbing instead.

Also, if you do enjoy watching this movie, then be sure to check out some of the other Polish productions on Netflix. A good place to start would be the Netflix series based on a Harlan Coben novel. It’s called The Woods and consists of six really good episodes that make up a solid crime series.

All My Friends Are Dead is out on Netflix worldwide from February 3, 2021.

Details

Director: Jan Belcl
Writer: Jan Belcl
Stars: Michal Meyer, Adam Woronowicz, Julia Wieniawa, Adam Turczyk, Nikodem Rozbicki, Monika Krzywkowska, Michal Sikorski, Adam Bobik, Szymon Roszak, Yassine Fadel, Mateusz Wieclawek, Wojciech Lozowski, Paulina Galazka, Aleksandra Pisula

Plot

A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party go through a whirlwind of events that exposes secrets, breaks hearts — and leads to a shocking outcome.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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