gomovies – This festive fright-fest was a wonderful shock from what I was originally expecting. This is one more scary remake (from individuals behind ‘Last Location’– excellent film), but un-like numerous others; it did manage to come up trumps; such as ‘The Texas Power saw Massacre.’ This is a remake of Bob Clarke’s 1974 traditional slasher film, ‘Black Xmas’; which actually came 4 years before John Woodworker’s ‘Halloween’. Some fans lay claim that it was the original slasher flick.
From the outdoors, this resembles just an additional of your basic ‘there’s a psycho hacking up a number of attractive girls, that are running up the stairways rather than from the door,’ and to a particular degree that’s appropriate, it’s the way this is conveyed which is fascinating and tempting to enjoy.
The tale: wild awesome, Billy Lenz, leaves his psychiatric ward and is determined to earn it to his childhood home, where he was mistreated, by Christmas. Trouble is, it’s years later and also the residence is currently a Sorority home. It’s Xmas Eve and a that’s who of teen/horror woman celebrities exist to invite him, consisting of Melissa (Michelle Trachtenberg, ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’ fame), Heather (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ‘Final Destination 3’), Dana (Lacey Chabert, ‘Mean Girls’) as well as Kelli (Katie Cassidy, ‘When a complete stranger calls’ remake.).
This motion picture is really respectable, it has a consistent feeling of being seen that runs right through it as well as includes a glimmer to the scares, and also the stress is maintained high. The starlets, although spouting some terrible lines at times, additionally state some good ones. The performing readies, and due to the fact that most of the leading ladies are stars, as well as most of them horror celebrities, the target market does not guess which one is going to make it to the rolling credit ratings. The story-line develops well, and there is an installing stress, as the killer very first phones the ladies, and then starts to eliminate them.
A similar story to the original ‘Halloween’, with an awesome getting back for the vacations, there are also numerous comparable P.O.V shots of the killer, viewing the girls throughout your home. The Xmas motif hemorrhages in nicely with the plot, and also it stumbles upon in places (particularly, the flash-backs to Billy Lenz’s childhood) like something, supervisor, Tim Burton, would dream up. The film gets darker as well as darker as we move with it, with some really terrible scenes, and also the songs by Shirley Pedestrian is excellent; recording scary as well as Christmas all in one twisted tune. Likewise, making use of red and also green lighting throughout (owed to Xmas) is very trendy, and produces a wonderful ambience.
As a result of it being set in a Sorority residence, and also this no more being 1974, some of the discussion simply doesn’t cut it. I can’t envision a number of these ladies’ staying in the house with a crazed serial killer, even if they can not find their ‘sorority sister,’ credible in 2007– depressing, yet true. There is, unfortunately, the obligatory shower scene, but it’s used for scares, not thrills, and so functions.
Right from the start you can tell, this isn’t really your usual run of the mill slasher, it really has a back story, and also we do find ourselves taking care of a few of the personalities, for example, Kelli, played by Katie Cassidy is wonderful; plus if you despised ‘Dawn’ in ‘Buffy the vampire killer’– you are going to love this flick.