What Pompted You to write a Review?
I felt compelled to review this movie using real words rather than just a numbered rating scale because I was shocked to see the high ratings! My husband and I rented this last year solely because I was intrigued by the image on the movie cover (the one shown here). Needless to say, the average American movie viewer will NOT enjoy this movie, and I'm still repairing my movie-choosing reputation!
How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?
All were awesomely bad. Maybe it was supposed to be funny rather than a horror plot - it seemed to us like it was a parody horror film but these words were not mentioned anywhere so I'm assuming it was supposed to be serious.
Were You ENTERTAINED?
Somewhat, due to our personalities and conversations during the movie. Would never rent this again though, or recommend it to anyone unless as a joke.
Is This Movie Mainstream Or Pretty Obscure?
Definitely obscure, although we found it in Blockbuster.
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