This has to be one of the best DVD purchases i have made in a very long time. It's Witty, Original and at times, Hilarious.
Fans of Horror, especially fans of the Sub-Genre "Slasher" will find this film an absolute delight. What this film does, and does brilliantly, is it takes an entire genre and completely flips it on it's head. Offering explanations to the loose-ends often left by films of this genre...
Think "Scream", only 10x more imaginative and twice as good (in my opinion)
Writer/Director Scott Glosserman has cleverly utilized the critisms handed out by those who are not fans of the "Slasher" genre;
- Why is this person randomly killing these people?
- They are running. He is walking. How does he still manage to catch them?
- Why don't they just go out the window?...
All of these questions, and more, are given valid & incredibly clever answers which often make you laugh-out-loud at their brilliance
The intelligent screenplay and great direction is not the only reason this film works on the level that it does, as it also offers some great performances from the cast...
(an area where the majority of Slasher films suffer)
Particularly from Nathan Baesel, who gives an erratic, edgey, hilarious and highly entertaining performance as Leslie Vernon.
This is the perfect film for any "Slasher" fan.
With it's countless homages to previous classics and small intricacies that will make any die-hard Slasher fan smile, it is extremely difficult to find a criticism of this film.
If you are not a fan of Slasher, i would advise you to seriously think about it before purchasing this film...not because it is a bad film...but simply because only fans of the genre will be able to fully appreciate the effort put in to make this film. However, i do believe that even those who aren't paricularly fond of the genre will be able to find something they love about this film
All in all, this is brilliant film that any horror lover should, without a doubt, have in their collection, and a film that even non-horror fans will enjoy
you will never look at a Slasher in the same way again...in a positive sense!