[DVD Review] Stag Night

The question has been asked repeatedly since the video nasty scare of the 1980s (and most likely even well before that), and nobody (especially the filmmakers involved) has felt compelled to answer it: who exactly are slasher movies for? Like any subgenre, they have a base that doesn’t usually stray too far from an easy sociocultural test-market-ready categorization, but frequently mix in elements that suggest that more people watch these movies than would ever freely admit to doing so. Further confusing the issue is Stag Night, a very minor entry in the horror canon that nonetheless inspires you to ask troubling questions about the necessity of the genre itself and its place in the cultural landscape. Basically, you can’t help but wonder whether or not you’re supposed to like the people that are being killed, or whether you’re supposed to be cheering for the largely mute
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Ghost House Underground to Bring Peter A. Dowling's Stag Night to DVD and Blu-Ray February 15th

Stag Night is a low budget venture from first time director Peter A. Dowling (Flightplan) and this film, described as "story-wise the film is a cliche ridden tale that offers up no suprises" (Blogomatic), will be released on DVD February 15th. This film had some troubles finding distribution before settling with Ghost House Underground (Dance of the Dead), as Stag Night was completed in 2008. However, sometimes indies take their time to find an audience and Blogomatic3000 has also equated this film with "an enjoyable time." All aboard the Stag Night trailer below and check out the recognizable cast, which includes Breckin Meyer (Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare), Kip Pardue (Hostel III), and Vinessa Shaw from The Hills Have Eyes (

The film's synopsis is here:

"When a group of friends head to the city for a bachelor party, they stall in an abandoned subway station. They soon finds themselves
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Tara Reid and Brad Dourif Are 'Beautiful Outsiders'

Tara Reid and Brad Dourif have joined the cast of Andrew Jones's The Beautiful Outsiders, according to the IMDb. The duo join the previously announced Doug Bradley, Cameron Douglas, David Hess, Adam Deacon, Sarah Barrand, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Claire King and John Fallon. Six years after parting ways, lovestruck reformed drug addicts Jason Starkweather and Sarah Fugate desperately try to escape their individual problems and reunite. But the course of true love never runs smoothly.
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