Sub-Genre- Torture Porn/Occult
In Attendance- Me
Cast Members of Note- Sarah Thompson, Bill Moseley, and Mrs. Voorhees herself, Nana Visitor.
What's it about?- Cute little christian girl Angie heads off to college, where she finds a skanky roommate lying in wait for her; you know, the typical angry at the world, pink haired, multi-pierced, bong loving slut-dirt bag that you'd sleep with, but never admit to? That's Her.
To get out of the house and avoid the freak, she lands a babysitting gig 90 miles out in the country, watching the kid of Bruce Campbell's brother. Unfortunately for her, the guy that's been kidnapping cute college girls is now zeroing in on her, and follows along with the intention of making her his next victim.
At this point, the movie unveils a MAJOR PLOT TWIST, that pretty much throws everything on it's ear. I can't say to much more or else it'll be ruined for you, just suffice it to say that you wont see it coming... not fully anyhow.
The Good- The opening scene sure set the mood, and despite the 250 music-induced jump scares that followed, the rest of the movie managed to maintain that mood for the most part.
The two things that stand out in BW to me are the gore and the dark humor. It was oddly funny towards the middle and end, and the humor went right along with the goriest parts of the movie. There are some glaring plot holes that you have to ignore to enjoy this movie, such as finding a satanic shrine and not finding it odd, but overall it was a pretty fun time.
Also, the acting was pretty good. Sarah Thompson was solid as our final girl Angie, and I was pulling for her the whole time (mainly because she's hot.) Also, I always love me some Bill Moseley, and he is always fun to watch.
The Bad- Why they didn't get Bruce Campbell for this movie I'll never know; the role of the father was tailor made for him, and the guy who actually played that role oozed Bruce for the duration of his performance.
The Downright Horrendous- What a surprise, another movie that uses music to tell you when something scary is happening. ...and the music is rising... Crescendo! Be scared! Seriously, why do film makers not get that using music for jump scares takes you out of the mood? And every two seconds, even when the girl is just grabbing a coffee cup? UGH! Stop telling me when I should be scared, and use the mood properly and let be be scared on my own .
The Gory- Not a ton, but what we got was pretty crazy; hooks in ankles, foot and leg stabbing, a particularly nasty human flaying/bleeding scene, gun violence, axe violence, knife violence... this one delivers the goods.
The Naked- Nope, but we do get a few Hottie's in undies though.
Best Line- "It has to be good, clean, wholesome female flesh." or "Hungry!"
What did we learn?- Babysitter's don't make near enough. Also, helping people who live way out in the country is never a good idea.
Rating- C This was an above average flick in some ways, and painfully average in others. Despite its flaws however, it's better than most teen horror movies Hollywood churns out on a regular basis. Give it a look see, it's a pretty decent time.
Final Thoughts- I like the alternate poster, although I can't imagine seeing it in theaters.