By far the best horror film I've ever seen. The subplot was brilliant at relieving tension and furthering the story. The acting can't be faulted and the soundtrack is overwhelmingly perfect. Byrne knows how to do Australian horror.
Sadistic Australian-made horror slasher with a nice air of unpredictability to it. Considering its small budget, this is a slick looking film. With bright pink colors and cheery music mixes with blood and guts are a perfect counterpoint. It made the pink color, SCARY! The violence was shown just above the minimal which then adds to the realism of the film. Lots of suspense and fun with a morbid sense of humour.
There's lots of fun to be found in the bloody twist on teen movie melodrama. The downside is that the director seems to take this very seriously and never really develops a sense of humour amidst the fun. Good performances, despite underdeveloped characters. Nice, colourful camera work, despite being too still and awkward at times. Overall, worth the watch, but not a repeat viewing.
If John Hughes had directed "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," it...well, it would probably have been a pretty messed up movie. This isn't quite that level of deranged but the director seems to be aiming for a mash-up of those styles. The 85 minute runtime means the film is hard pressed to make an impression and if Robin McLeavy comes across as more of a nuisance than a serial killer - hey, at least she's pretty in pink.
Here we have an entry into the so-called "torture porn" I actually liked. Having characters you like and care about helps *hint hint* The filmmaker also has fun and satirizes the material not unlike films like SAW or Hostel. Who take what do way too seriously and feature characters you don't give a fuck about, so seeing them brutalized really becomes tedious and boring.
Overrated. The near lack of dimensional characterization-- apart from too-easy character background and broad details- hamper the horror scenes, that are too glossy in direction, making the scares sanitized, and the jokes cute, but not funny. It simply needed a longer runtime or needed to know what it wanted to be. 2 years later, You're Next, balanced the precocious blend of horror and satirical comedy better.