Posts Tagged ‘Robert Englund’

Well I definitely feel that slasher films are full of the same old clichés. Having said that; it can be part of their charm. This is a very typical slasher that has a lot of clichés, but still has some fun sequences. It also has quite a few cameos from franchise favourites.

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The plot is quite simple in that a bunch of people end up getting slashed to death. It’s funny to say that but that’s basically it. The soon to be victims are all on a haunted swamp tour and soon cross paths with Victor Crowley. Victor is a deformed killer who stalks anyone that comes near his home. We have seen it all before, but there are some good laughs and some inventive killings. Also I have to give credit to the special effects team, as there is no CGI in this film at all. Well there’s not much else to say really, it’s a fun slasher that brings nothing new to the genre but can be fun in moments.

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This is an interesting take on the slasher movie. It follows a camera crew around who are shooting a documentary with serial killer Leslie Vernon.  Leslie models himself on the cult killers from movies we all know so well. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. It is shot on documentary footage mostly and only occasionally changes to standard film when you need a different viewpoint. He goes about showing and explaining to the camera crew in detail his plans for a night of terror at a spooky old house.

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It seems at first that the crew are not really sure whether to take this serious or not, but are soon shown that Leslie is completely committed to his plans.

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From start to finish this is just one hell of a ride. Its got everything for die-hard fans, including Robert Englund who plays the guy that wants to bring Leslie down. There are a lot of in jokes and cameos from other well-known horror actors which adds to the fun. I loved the concept, it really did work nicely in this film and is one of the best examples of “found footage.”

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If you are a fan of slasher films or horror in general, then I urge you to give this a shot as it’s a hell of a lot of fun!