Monday, 17 March 2014

Stars: 2 / 10


Yet again, Wes Craven manages to disapoint with his typcally whiney, anoying, and unlikeable characters, horrible diologue, lazy cinematography, and generally uninspired story. Poorly recorded sound and lackadaisical editing round out this over-hyped junk pile for a totally uninteresting cinematic experience.

There were a few scenes of genuine horror, which managed to be both upsetting and disgusting, but the entire film failed to make me feel afraid.No goosebumps, no shivers... just moments of disgust, juxtaposed with annoyance and boredom.

The only thing I find truly praiseworthy about this film were the costuling and cosmetic effects, which, considering its low budget, were actually pretty well done ( ... even if the blood looks like paint-and-ketchup, which is typical of 70's films, so I can overlook it. )

A word of caution: there is so... much... shrill... screaming!! It won't be long before you're hoping and praying that one of the baddies will hurry up and kill the blond girl, just to save your ears!

Director: Wes Craven
Year: 1977
Main Cast: Janus Blythe, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Dee Wallace, Robert HoustonMartin Speer, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Michael Berryman, Lance Gordon, James Whitworth




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