I honestly can say that I can't believe how bored I was with this film, I should have know really so I guess it is my fault but still I expected something much better. The Asylum is a film production company that is now infamous for its rip off films; kinda like one called "MONSTER" which is a horrible rip off of "CLOVERFIELD". Don't get it twisted this company also does original films as well and over all for the most part I have enjoyed their films. Still I find it impossible to actually get into this movie as I found it to be one of the most boring films I have watched in a while. My self and my brother had an Asylum marathon this past weekend and this was the next to the last one we watched, oh how I wish we didn't.
This is basically your average teen Slasher pick trying to relieve the 70's & 80's boom of these flicks, the cover even says "a modern 70's horror classic". In style this may be true as the film is shot like those films of yesteryear but it just can't live up to it. This "based on true events" [I guess] movie is all about a bunch of young people in the woods who come across some Slasher named Bloody Jack who starts taking these horny kids out one by one. That is literally what this movie is all about, can you say every Slasher pic before this. It honestly gets no points for even trying to be original, I mean even their blatant knock off movies at least try something kinda new to avoid copyright suits.
I guess fault lies on writer/director Todd Portugal since it would be his script that is overly unoriginal, predictable, and just plain boring. As a director and pace setter he seems like he isn't bad but he could obviously get better, with some work maybe he can direct some of their other films. Hopefully he can deliver a much better film with his next go round, I mean he did direct "THE BLAIR THUMB, and TUMB TITANIC" [yes those are real films]. Along side him though is the cast who could not have been more wooden uninteresting, I just couldn't believe them at all. That scene with the woman that pulls over to help them is, eh well just watch for your self.
Still I have read reviews of people who liked this movie so maybe it just wasn't for me or my brother, but for a guy that likes The Asylum Productions and is pretty easy to please [just read my other reviews] this was just boring. Maybe it was the awesome DVD cover or something that gave me high hopes for this but man what a let down. The killer is ok in this and is actually probably what some dude in the woods would really look like but that ending kills even that. This is not an insanely horrible flick it is just uninteresting and boring to me, production wise it is ok. The only thing that saves this from being one star is that there are some decent kills and at least it is not "Monster", but then again I am not sure which one is worse.
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