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I've been a horror/thriller/mystery fan my whole life, and I enjoyed this movie very much. On the DVD the director mentioned that he thinks of the film as a "teen giallo", rather than just another slasher film, which I thought was a good way to put it. Anyway, I did not have high expectations, but after watching the film, I realized I had enjoyed it. It satisfied the following criteria for me: 1) The body count was high, 2) the murders are mostly on camera and bloody, but not overly gory or over-the-top gimmicky murders; the weapon of choice is a nasty looking pair of scissors 3) sympathetic characters die, along with the unlikable ones 4) I couldn't guess who the killer was for sure -- the movie plays with suspicions very well, and is tricky, but doesn't cheat 5) the story was complex enough to keep my interst through-out 6) All the actresses were (to me anyway!) very attractive --but real, not typical slasher-film bimbos. This is a German-made film and some people won't like that it is dubbed. Me, I always liked dubbed films! You couldn't be a fan of a lot of foreign horror and NOT like dubbed films! So, I enjoyed it enough to track down a copy of the DVD to own.
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