miércoles, 1 de julio de 2009


This is a rather over-rated slasher films from the early days that, while well acted, rarely delivers on the scares. The first act deals with director Jonathan Stryker (John Vernon) and actress Samantha Sherwood (the beautiful Samantha Eggar). Stryker checks Samantha into an asylum so she can research the role of a mental patient, but it all goes haywire when she herself turns into a nutbag. Years later, Samantha escapes to reunite with Stryker, who gathers a group of beautiful aspiring actresses trying to land the role in his new film, staying together in his winter home. Of course, in tired and true tradition, each of them is bumped off, one by one, by a killer wearing a really ugly witch’s mask. As I said, the acting is very good, but the movie itself leaves something to be desired. The only scene worth noting is the ice-skating murder scene, which is the scene most people remember from the film, and with good reason. From the score to the pacing to the murder in the end, the sequence really packs a punch. Sadly the rest of the murders don’t fare so well, and the end reveal is more funny than scary. Oh well, still it’s not as bad as, say, Orgy Of The Dead, but if you’re looking for a good slasher, you could do better.

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