A Hilarious tribute to Slasher films ...in the form of a Mockumentary
Oct 24, 2009
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.
I have complained at length, here and on TheAvod, about self-reflexive cinema. In the post-Scream era, a lot of people jumped on the postmodern bandwagon, but it seemed they forgot why that movie was such a success. It wasn't because it folded in on itself, but how it did so. Scream was self-aware without being self-conscious about it, but it's just the opposite for a lot of horror films today. If a movie takes itself seriously, then it shouldn't draw attention to itself with ironic, and often poorly … more