The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.
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An interesting concept, but not nearly clever enough to make it work. Fails as both a horror film and horror parody. Some potentially funny twists on the slasher genre are executed in the most obvious and overplayed ways possible, the cast is completely obnoxious (Nathan Baesel as the killer is particularly unbearable), and by the end it degenerates into a fairly conventional slasher movie.
Loved this mockumentary approach to slasher films - it was much like What We Do in the Shadows. However, when it transitioned from documentation to an actual slasher film, it really lost its originality. Ironically, it followed the very formula it intended to roast.
2-3. Such a darkly fun little movie. The documentary angle gives it an intimacy that would make it a nice complement to something like 'Creep 2'. On the other hand, it's not as logistically strong as the aforementioned. And it doesn't do anything to really change the trends it's commenting on. But it does see a beauty in slashers that really resonates, as a fan of the genre. So, nice, but not the best.
With a bit more thought and technical capability this could've been something on the level of, or actually somewhat better than, what was going on in the Scream films. Apart from its evident (intentional?) cheapness, it has some nifty and intriguing ideas, and in some respects it's perhaps worthy of some considerable analysis all the same.