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A review of all things horror.
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!