When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »
I rented this movie from Netflix with no high expectations and got what I expected. It's a laughably bad horror film with laughably bad acting and a laughably bad story. But this one leaned a lot towards softcore porn. B-horror movies are known to be rife with female nudity, but this movie has a naked breast in practically every scene. And this is the R-rated version! Assuming there is an unrated version, I can't imagine how much skin there'll be in that flick. As a matter of fact, without the witchcraft plot and a couple of gruesome f/x, this could be passed off as soft porn. Like soft porn, the characters find any excuse to take off their clothes and get it on.
Rather than cringe throughout the film, I just decided to have fun with it. I'm an aspiring actor, so I looked at it is an instructional video for "What Not To Do When You're Acting." I would try to take notice the moments where the actors make a facial expression, which are few and far between. So it's kind of like playing a road game where you're trying to point out every license plate from a certain state. In this case, it was like driving around New Jersey and trying to point out all the Texas license plates. I would try to compile a list of who the worst actors were and the who the best were (or lesser of evils). The laughably bad acting distracted me from the plot. Yes, it has a plot (I didn't say it's a good one, though). But whatever I was missing couldn't have been much.
Besides, when a hot, ample-breasted chick pops up topless in almost every shot, what am I doing complaining? However, the director could've made the lesbian scenes more erotic. The scenes would last pretty long, but all the girls do is kiss. And that sleep-inducing score also distracted me. Rather than having an erotic score that intensifies the eroticism of the sex scenes, we hear this cheesy elevator music which belongs in a Lifetime movie. Though I had fun with the movie, after watching it I felt like I just fried a billion brain cells. I had to watch Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy" afterwards to restore my brain power.
My score: 6 (out of 10)
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