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A Hilarious tribute to Slasher films ...in the form of a Mockumentary

  • Oct 24, 2009
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What happens when a horror movie fan makes a "mockumentary" to pay tribute to the Slasher Films of the past?  What you get is this dark but hilarious film that dives deep into the mind of those fictional serial killers and explains "how and why" they do what they do ...so well.  It's a light-hearted, enlightening, entertaining, and at times even terrifying film.  Imagine if you could sit down and interview "Jason","Freddy", or "Michael"... what would you say to them?  And given the opportunity, would you go along with them to see (from beginning to end) how they do all those terrifying things to people... just to satisfy your own curiousity? 

If you've ever seen any of the old "slasher" type horror films of the past, you should check out this movie. But don't watch it with any preconceptions.  Personally, I don't really like "slasher films" but I really enjoyed this movie because of how it poked fun at the genre.  This is a great film to watch after you see a "serious" horror flick, because it will relieve some of your pent up anxiety and fear with laughter :)

Bottom Line:  The organization, plot, setup, and idea behind this film is great.  It's very unique, and surprisingly well executed. The only thing that could've made this film better was "better acting".  Still, it's a film worth watching for any Horror flick fan. It's one that's become a true "cult classic".

Also, if you've already seen this film... I'd love to hear your opinion and comments on it.
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October 24, 2009
I was surprsied to find that I enjoyed this one too. Have you ever seen the French take on this subect-- MAN BITES DOG? It's about a documentary crew that follows around a serial killer as he goes around his daily business. One of the best parts is when he and his film crew run into another serial killer and HIS film crew! Simply hilarious.
October 24, 2009
Hey, I haven't heard of "Man Bites Dog" but it sounds amazing. I'll have to Netflix it! Thanks for the heads up :)
October 24, 2009
It's French.
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A hilarious "mockumentary" that pays tribute to the Classic "Slasher Films". It's funny, entertaining, and at times... even terrifying.
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I'm a man with many hobbies. I work a full-time job in the field of 'Lyophilization' for a small Pharmacuetical company. It's a dream job because it gives me lots of days off to pursue … more
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Genre: Horror, Comedy
Release Date: March 16, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 32min
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