Two small-town best friends McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) and Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) are obsessed with becoming internet famous. Tracking the progress of a local serial killer named Lowell (Kevin Durand) on the loose. The film opens up with the apprehension of Lowell, locking him away until he agrees to help them. Taking matters to the “next phase” the girls start murdering locals, leaving Lowell to take the blame. Things start o go awry take a turn Jordan (Jack Quaid) their puppy dog friend. Starts to drive a wedge in their relationship when his feelings for Sadie shift priorities. Culminating with senior prom, where though death the girls rekindle there friendship.
Tyler MacIntyre has done a great job in ushering perhaps the newest inter-ration of Heathers mixed with a dash of Clueless with an air of Mean Girls. The movie itself is fun, I think it captures teen culture Today very well. MacIntyre also gives nods to his childhood, Dawn of the Dead, Cannibal Holocaust and Carrie. I’m pretty the line in the beginning about the cat missing is from something as well that I just can’t place! This film is just a good example easy movies can be. No plot holes, everything served a purpose and I felt like I got a pretty good story overall.
I know some won’t feel this way. But when you look at the film as a whole. They the movie can bounce from gore and back to high school. Plays complimentary to Shipp and Hildebrand performances. It really showcase how the youth of today focuses or lack there of at any given minute. Now whether that was intentional or not? I may never know but I hope it was. I wouldn’t hate it if, there was a follow up to film perhaps show casing the college year murders!
Victor Crowley was filmed in complete secrecy, with the succeeding in keeping the secret until the premiere last fall: Audiences gathered to watch what was billed as Hatchet 10th anniversary screening. Filming took place over the past couple of years.
Perry Shen returns as Andrew, trying to make a name for himself in the wake of Crowley’s disappearance. Kathleen (Felissa Rose) his agent works a deal for him to return to the bayou. The body of the film coasts on slasher nostalgia. A lot of practical make up and effects. Although, some of the kill scenes look a little cheap or maybe the shot was just to long. Either way there is nothing here that a Hatchet fan wouldn’t like about the film.
Catering to himself, I think Adam Greenhas truly made a film that he is proud of. That being said the film defiantly the weakest in the franchise. At times is can be a little too hammy. Crowley (Kane Hodder) personally starts to emerge in this installment. On the surface I thought it was sophomoric and then I remembered, Crowley is still just a kid. Hodder is plays into this heavy. All in all, this is a fun entry and shouldn’t be missed.
Showing no signs of stopping there a little gem for fans at the end of the film. Cleary hinting that there’s more story to be told!
Now you might be thinking, why the fuck am posting anything about the oscars?
My answer is 3 fold.
A) “The Shape of Water,” a love story mute woman and an amphibious creature, meet at a top secret facility. Leading the way with 13 nominations! Of course I know that this has very little to do with the horror genre one the surface. This adventure/fantasy movie really is like a modern day creature feature to me. Which for the sake of this entry is why I think that it’s important that a movie like is is doing so well.
2) “Get out,” the most race-based horror movie combines genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of dynamics of African Americans perceive by white people. I’m not even sure if that sums it up correctly. However, it is commanding four nominations including beat picture.
Lastly, although I doubt that either one of these film will win as much as then should if any. It is important that these films get the nominations! I want to believe we are at the beginning of an era. Where are actors are judged by the performance that they give, not the vehicle in which it was presented. Might I add, perhaps we are also on the cusp of films that can be judge for the content and not there genre.
When it comes to subject matter for a first post. Many of thoughts flow through my mind. Should I just dive in and do a review, rant about halloween, think of click bait, practice run on sentences or close my laptop and watch a film. Try not to use words like troupe and genre film. Yes I realize the irony of using them just then. So fuck it, I guess I’ll start with the January troupe of New Year resolutions.
I don’t mean as in I’m looking to work out more, go back to school or save more money. I find most people enjoy the ideology of it all but lack the follow through after the first week. I on the other hand just intend to spend more time with things I like to do the most i.e.: horrors moves! As much as I enjoy these movies I don’t think I really spend that much time exploring it. We all have our favorites, halloween musts and of course the one! You know that one when you find out your friend has never seen it and you have to stop everything to show it to them ASAP! For me that film is the 1983 gem Sleepaway Camp. Pretty sure most of you have heard of it or surely have seen it. If not, I’ll be happy to show you!
Over the years I’ve viewed many of flims. A lot of bad ones, a lot of horrible ones and some of the best ones. Directed by the masters of horror Argento, Carpenter, Cohen, Coscarelli, Hooper, Landis,and Miike. Lets not forget the new class as well. Abrams, Blum, Ho, Flanagan, Mancini, Peele, Shyamalan, Soska, Wan, and Whannell. Before anyone gets their asshole all clenched. I’m well aware these later names aren’t masters yet. However, I’ve enjoyed their bodies of work. Which of gets me excited about their projects yet to come. Also I’m aware that some of these names are more so known for their productions companies.
To me horror is defiantly in a renaissance period right now. This is a great time to pay attention to everything going on in the community. Which I just need to get to my point. Right now is keep of exciting time for horror! It seems that the era of the remake is finally dead. I want to explore it and fucking enjoy it.