Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
The film shares a great deal many similarities with the 2006 slasher horror film Black Christmas (2006). Both serve as a late 2000's horror remakes, both cover sorority girls as the targets of a homicidal, cleverly concealed killer. Both feature a spectacle wearing sorority sister target (Rumer Willis' Ellie in this feature and Kathleen Kole's Eve Agnew in Glen Morgan's Black Christmas), both feature a cheating Kyle character (this film's being Matt Lanter's Kyle Tyson and Black Christmas' being Oliver Hudson's character Kyle Autry), a female protagonist devoted to the concept of the sorority sisters being an actual surrogate family to some extent, a female character who is not a sorority sister but a target of the killer scrambling to find the truth behind the disappearance of their actual sister who serves as a sorority sister, one distinctive center target on the body in each execution (this film's being a oral fixation with all the female victims sustaining blunt force to the mouth and Black Christmas' being an ocular fixation with blunt force to the eye region), both also feature a housemother devoted to her sorority girl chargers who meets at a demise by impalement and is spared being dispatched in the same fixated fashion as her charges and both featuring an alcohol boozing sister who meets a demise whilst lying down (in this case Margo Harshman's Chugs who has a wine bottle rammed down her throat and in Black Christmas Crystal Lowe's Lauren Hannon who has both her eyes ripped out whilst lying down in bed asleep. See more »
When the girls and Garrett are driving to the mineshaft Jessica says "Look at me" three times. The second time her mouth does not move. See more »
A group of sorority sisters find themselves the target of a maniacal killer in retaliation for their involvement in a prank gone wrong on one of their friends and must survive the attacks before they're all killed off.
A lot better remake than initially expected, as it appears to be a glossy-looking, safe slasher that intends to tease rather than deliver, ably demonstrated by the rather low amount of nudity and sleaze offered despite their being not only one but two drunken college parties and more opportunities spread throughout the running time that would've been nice to show off a little more than it did, but also applying to the gore as well with it's rather lame-looking CGI bloodspurts that aren't nearly as much as what would've been unleashed had the kill actually gone down as it should've, yet the stalking in here is rather good with numerous chilling spots, the finale chasing has plenty of action and a nice recurrence of the old burning-down-the-house spirit so common in the Corman/Poe classics and a rather novel killer identity revelation that works really well. Could've been a lot better, but it's still really good as is.
Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity, a mild sex scene and drug use
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