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It's graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it's too late. Written by
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[chanting in cemetery]
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Release the one ignored by heaven. Eight, nine, ten. Now run and hide, or join her at the devil's side. Eleven comes the clock will chime. Forgotten souls erased by time.
[all yelling now]
Midnight comes it's not too late, so kill the ghost or seal your fate! Midnight...
[running in all directions]
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Forget me not is an interesting attempt at making film that mixes traditional teenage American horror with a ghost story influenced by recent Asian cinema. You get a cast of teenage characters not unlike what you could find in a Final Destination sequel, mixed with a ghostly threat not unlike what you could find in a Grudge/Ring spin off.
The plot development pertaining to the Ghost is actually well done, and the flashbacks featuring our teenager crew when they were younger are interesting, in fact more so than they are in the present.
Unfortunately, what really kills this movie is crappy direction. There's really no attention to details, the actors (far from A-list) were obviously not guided very well either. Early in the movie, we see a girl throwing a necklace in a lake, moments later, she is seen clearly wearing it in a crappy edit that lasts but 2 seconds but leaves you wondering how stuff like this could be missed. From that point in the movie, you have to accept you're going to kill time watching an uninspired direct-to-video or turn it off.
I went with it and must say the basic premise and general plot could have made for an interesting movie. I don't regret watching this. I only regret seeing lots of high ratings by horror fans. As long as horror fans will be undemanding and accept to be short changed, producers will cut corners and deliver films which, like this one, needed a lot more work before being released.
In the end, do not expect much scares from this. But if you are a horror fan and want to see a mix of Asian and American horror, then maybe director Tyler Oliver's botched film will be enjoyable.
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