Slashers involving holiday murderers are a dime a dozen, hell even I wrote a script called Easterkill, so if you’re going to do it, you better make something worth a crap. It has to have something of an original twist to it to diferentiate it from the long sea of Halloween and Friday the 13th imitators. And that’s exactly what you get when you watch this film, the brainchild of young auteur Chad Ferrin. That twist? This is a positive family movie! Along with all the bloodshed and gore, of course.
The story involves a retarded kid named Nicholas (Ricardo Gray) who loves Easter and his mother. The person he doesn’t love however, is his mother’s boyfriend, Remington (Timothy Muskatell). Remington is an asshole and a murderer who tells vicious shit behind Nicholas’ back, without the mother knowing. But that all changes when a killer, dressed in a bunny mask, starts killing people in the house after Remington brings along a wheezing fat pedophile and a group of hookers. All of the events are over-seen by a street bum (Trent Haaga, from Terror Firmer) who may or may not be more to the story than meets the eye.
Chad Ferrin is able to make a lot with a small budget. For starters, his film seems very personal, and the script takes it’s time to let us know the characters fully and let us really hate the bad guys, making their untimely demise even more fun. The acting is top notch. Gray is pretty good as a retard, and I especially loved his interactions with a bunny that the bum gave him at the beginning of the film. I was kind of thinking that Remington was going to kill the bunny at any moment, but that didn’t happen. I guess the director thought he was enough of an asshole. Special props go to Charlotte Marie, who plays the mother, not because she’s a very good actress, but because she looks like one of those hot black women you see in the Big Booty porn videos. Damn what a beautiful woman!
All joking aside though, this was a very solid, interesting slasher film that dares to be different from the norm. In a genre that is so full of imitators and cliches, it’s nice to see something that isn’t a ripoff and is able to stand on it’s own. Highly recommended.