A group of devil-may-care teenagers discover they've mistakenly called upon the Prince of Darkness in this flashy horror story. A handful of high school students have been entertaining ... See full summary »
A group of devil-may-care teenagers discover they've mistakenly called upon the Prince of Darkness in this flashy horror story. A handful of high school students have been entertaining themselves on weekends by playing an elaborate role-playing game in which they impersonate witches, warlocks, and other magical beings. One weekend, they decide to up the ante by breaking into the school and using the building's nooks and crannies to make the competition more challenging. One of the teens has brought along a book of magic spells, and they decide to throw some incantations into the games to make things more interesting. What the kids didn't count on is that the spells actually work, and soon the role-players have unleashed an unspeakable and dangerous force. Written by
It takes an entire cast working together to make a movie this bad.
Probably a third of my DVD collection is composed of Horror/Fantasy/Science Fiction movies, with a growing number being direct to video. Some of those direct to video movies are pretty good. "Mimic" is one of my favorites. This one leaves a clear understanding why it never saw a big screen.
There is minimal plot (many good horror flicks have survived this); There is virtually no acting taking place (ok, so the genre isn't noted for Academy Award winning performances); the special effects, if that's what they are to be called, would embarrass an high school stage manager; and, well, there really is not a single thing to recommend this movie. The two most annoying aspects are the almost constant use of a fog machine, day and night, in what is supposed to be a public high school . . . and . . . the excessive use of slow motion which could have been eliminated and would have made this horrible (not horror) movie about a half hour shorter.
Be wiser than I, don't let this thing ever rotate across your optical laser.
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