|HE ACTUALLY CALLS HER KITTY.|
I guess that's what we get for asking questions.
|YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM A SHITTY SCRIPT, HONEY.|
At least legendary cinematographer Dean Cudney (Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, and about 100 other great movies) made this movie looks sharp; the killers when masked and silent, were effectively creepy; and the cast did a decent job overall with the material. We especially liked Claudia Lee, even if her character wasn't exactly sympathetic.
|THAT'S PRETTY MUCH HOW WE WATCHED THIS ONE.|
- Chief amongst them, it had a hard time maintaining any intensity. The tone was all over the place; one minute, it's going for terror, and the next, it's trying to be some sort of black comedy. It never really managed to be either.
- Also on the intensity note, it's hard to build any when you're characters aren't all that likable or sympathetic.
- The Cops were totally inept in this one. Girls are missing, and grisly photographs of them keep showing up wherever another young girl happens to be, and they do nothing.
- Kal Penn's character was grating, but he was also kinda funny at times, which made the whole thing even more grating.
- The killers stand around and look creepy a lot, which is cool, but many of those times it felt as if they were doing so for no reason... other than because it looked cool on camera.
- Mitch Pileggi was totally wasted in his small role as Sheriff.
- And who was the actual girl in the photographs? At the beginning, it was Katharine Isabelle; throughout the movie, it was other girls; and by the end, it was yet another girl... so what the hell does the title imply? It should have been called The GIRLS in the Photographs.
|SHE'LL NEVER GET TO EAT THAT FRUIT CUP...|
|THAT'S THE STUFF.|
|THIS IS WHAT SUPERMODELS DO WHEN THEY'RE BORED.|
|THERE SHE IS, HIDING AGAIN. THIS TIME, IN SHAME!|
We would have much rather checked this one out on VOD than running to the theater to see it, so if you're curious about it, we suggest that you stay home and give it a rent. Unless you really like theaters, and it's playing somewhere near you. Then, have at it,
The Girl in the Photographs is in Theaters (Limited), and on VOD now.
The Girl in the Photographs are so lovely, that they demanded their own Horror Hottie post, which you can find right over HERE.