For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them. I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay. Let’s get to work.
A couple of friends party wildly at a vacation house. While they’re drinking and having the time of their lives, an escaped mental patient stalks the party, killing anyone who parts from the gang. As the night falls, the remaining partyers find themselves trapped inside the house with a mad serial killer outside, just waiting to kill the rest of them off.
That’s a really bad cover, however accurate it might be. The killer does use that weapon for most of the kills and his hair and hat are just as depicted. I can’t say that I was disappointed. I was expecting bad and I got it. The movie had one or two moments with a beer can and a boat motor where it felt like it might be really going for it, but as a whole I think this one is too standard to stick in my mind. I did appreciate the amount of time given to the movie’s Groundskeeper Willie character. He should have his own spinoff. Start a petition. We’ll do a little recon on this then we can make it happen.
While your waiting on signatures for that petition, you should listen to the Motion Picture Meltdown episode where we talked about Happy Death Day and be sure to come back tomorrow for another review.