January 22, 2010

Kill Theory (2010)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0893532/
Sub-Genre- Survival/Slasher
In Attendance- Me. Machine, Erin, and The VG.
Cast Members of Note- Agnes Bruckner, Taryn Manning, the "new to me" hotness of Ryanne Duzich, and Waingro himself, Kevin Gage!


A bunch of Yuppie Larvae head out into the woods (of course) to celebrate their impending College graduation, which involves beer, guns, slutty chicks in bikinis, sex and an oiled-up silk pillow case race through a pool of JELL-O... and also a creepy killer who wants them all to kill each other by 6 A.M.

Were I him, I'd kill her with my sex.
They are instructed to bump each other off or all be killed as punishment, and so they do. It's kind of sad to me that friends and lovers turn on each other when threatened with painful death; I mean, I'd kill all of my friends, slowly and painfully, but I'd be real sad about it. Or maybe not. Hell, it makes for a fun game I guess... Either way, betrayal and painful death ensue.

I won't spoil the ending here, but suffice it to say that the last person alive isn't who I thought it'd be, and the "twist" at the end was cool, without being crazy unbelievable.

Who gave the dumb blonde the gun?!?
Finally, a stalk-and-slash movie that didn't leave me feeling just mostly satisfied, or vaguely pissed off... It was lean, mean, well paced, well scripted and the actors all did a great job. Oh, and it's a little bit messed up and bloody too. Did I mention that I thought the ending was perfect too?

This was just a well made movie, with some hot chicks and some good kills, and I for one hope it gets a theatrical release before hitting DVD. I know it was made in 2007, and obviously went through some re-shoots, but this movie is so much better than most of the genre dreck that we tend get in Theaters... like The Spirit, Saw 53, Disaster Movie... are those all Lionsgate films? Oops.

Get on the damn stick, Lionsgate! Don't "Meat Train" this movie!

Hey Lionsgate, would you help us bury her like you bury all of your cool Horror movies? K thnx bai.
Am I crazy or did I not catch Carly Pope in this movie? This movie obviously underwent some pretty big re-shoots and endured a lot of trimming, but I wanna know what was cut and why! Like the different killer! The movie rocked with the changes that were made, but I'm just really curious to see the cut stuff.

*Addendum- Carly Pope was in a picture shown at the beginning of the movie. wow. 

Not in the movie, dammit!
Once again, the tight-bodied slutty chick denies the Token Fat Guy a piece of tail, just because he's geeky, socially awkward, and can only seem to generate chemistry with baked goods. Especially pie. It's discrimination I tell you!

Shovel violence, eye violence, some neato knife violence, man-bear trap violence... this movie has some pretty wicked and bloody kills!

We get one pair of boobs for a second of two, and Ryanne Duzich gets pretty skimpy too, though only teases us in the end.

Oh dude, I am sooo with you!
"Deep down, we're all killers." or "That's called closure."

Women never forget once you've cheated... never! Also, don't trust your friends, they'll kill you if they can.

Yes, I added two plus's to the grade; I need to see it again before I decide if it's classic enough for an A- grade, so for now, it's a B+ and then some.

This was a bad ass little Survival/Slasher flick, that didn't make me scream at the screen 20 times... well, other than the occasional "show your boobs!"... I don't know when it's coming out either Theatrically or on DVD, but see it when it does.

B++

Taryn Manning is in this.
















6 comments :

  1. what is the song playing during the scene where Freddy is playing xbox and the two who are getting it on?

    thanks

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  2. Yup!

    This was great!

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  3. Maps 'It Will Find You' By Chris Richmond

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  4. Smart and effective? A couple words I certainly wouldn't have chosen for this movie. To each his own, of course, but I found it to be a pretty forgettable slasher film. Some bad acting, a questionable script....far too 'saw-ish'. Not the worst I've seen but I was annoyed more than anything at the end of it.

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  5. I don't know Anon, This one just worked for me.

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  6. I just watched Kill Theory recently and I thought the movie was great! And I must say that, in my opinion, anyone who is a real fan of the genre would see that it's not really that much like Saw at all. I mean, ya there's a psycho who is playing a sort of "sick game" with a group of people, but that's about as close to Saw as it gets. Besides, last time I checked Saw didn't have a corner on the psycho slasher market. This movie has a completely different twist to it as well, which I found to be quite fun and refreshing! The acting was decent for once too, which made the character's reactions to their unlucky (for lack of a better word) situation to be very effective and realistic. I couldn't help but to put myself in each character's shoes and imagine what I would do in the same situation.

    As far as I'm concerned, any movie that manages to get the wheels of my imagination fired up and turning is good in my books!

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