Halloween night. Brash Melissa (nicely played by Jessica Schear) tells her friends Mike (likable Randy Memoli) and Amy (fetching Christine Connolly) about the frightening urban legend of Blood Mary, a lethal local crazy lady who was known to gouge the eyes out of children. The trio soon discover that the alleged myth of Bloody Mary is nothing to make light of when she appears after they summon her. Director David Simbol, who also co-wrote the compact and engrossing script with David Harris, does an expert job of creating and maintaining a genuinely tense, eerie, and unnerving atmosphere that becomes more grim and unsettling as the story unfolds towards a startling surprise downbeat ending. The game no-name cast all contribute acceptable performances, with special praise in order for Jennifer Simbol's spot-on spooky contribution as the ghostly whispering voice of Mary. The stark cinematography by Felia Mano and Danny Pytell provides an effectively shadowy look and makes inspired use of flickering light. The shivery score likewise does the spine-tingling trick. Worth a watch.
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