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So the first things you have to know about this movie are as follows:
1. It was supposed to have a sequel, but financial backing couldn't be
drummed up, so it ends without an ending and will never be finished.
See here for details as of 2013: http://goo.gl/Ba1gWH 2. It has all the
trite expectations of a teen slasher flick with only one redeeming
Now I am a horror and slasher fan, so I don't generally mind these
things. But this one was over the top. Listed in no particular order of
*While trying to hide from a killer and be quiet, all the teens can do
is scream at the top of their lungs.
* While running for help, teens run into an abandoned places where
there is obviously going to be no help.
*Cops consistently "break up" even though there's no way any cop in
their right mind would do such a thing.
*Somehow a very large city has only 2 cops who both work the night
shift, and no one ever calls for backup!
*Cops clearly have no idea how to actually handle a gun as one of them
could have shot his own head off several times and neither was holding
it in a manner that would have involved any aim throughout the WHOLE
movie. Even X Files got this right back in the 90s.
So what't the good part, the story development is well done and
atmospheric. We flip back and forth from the teens (whom we obviously
know are in danger) to the cops who bit by bit give the story of the
killer. It was atmospheric as well and lacked the overdone movie style
of giving the whole story of the killer near the beginning so that all
viewers have to wait for is the inevitable deaths of most of the cast.
This slow development, rather like a breadcrumb trail, allows the
viewer to become involved in the story so that the irritating qualities
of the teens can almost be passed over.
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