With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. Written by
Both Joe Swanberg and Ti West, who play eldest brother Drake and Aimee's underground director boyfriend Tariq are two prominent mumblegore directors, a horror genre in which You're Next (2011) is also included. See more »
When Crispian is leaving and saying goodbye to Erin, in one shot their heads are nearly touching as they lean together. The shot then changes and their heads are far apart and Crispian is standing up straight, not leaning inward. See more »
[after Erin beats up the Cat masked man]
Thanks for your help by the way.
You seem to have a handle on it.
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The soundtrack credits consist entirely of three different recordings of "Looking for the Magic". See more »
IMDb ratings are reaching a new low if this ridiculous movie is getting high ratings from members. I think it's time to review how you screen membership of this site. :)
Honestly!! I'm pretty forgiving of the "slasher" genre and don't expect too much from it. I don't necessarily mind unknown actors who aren't the best, cheesy dialog, plot holes, fake looking blood/violence or terrible music scores. I don't even mind thin plots or lousy character development. But I DO need to see something - ANYTHING - in the movie that makes it worth while. Otherwise, what is the point of watching?
But when a movie comes along trying to be a serious horror flick and it has ALL of the above faults & possibly more, I draw the line. I'm serious. Nothing at all in this movie is good. It has the worst scripting I've come across in a long long time. The acting was absolutely appalling (apart from the Aussie girl who was actually doing her very best to save this with some OK but not brilliant acting - a futile effort) and the direction was amateurish. It felt like something a first year college student would do for their class project and then get ripped apart by a room full of fellow students as they collapsed in giggles at how bad it was. The "shaky hand-held camera shtick" has been done to death and to be honest was never a clever idea in the first place. But if you're going to use it you MUST know what you're doing and know how to do everything else so well that the shaky camera view doesn't just become irritating, hard to follow and pointless.
Directing and shooting a horror flick takes more than just having your actors run around screaming idiotically while you haphazardly wave a dodgy handy-cam in their general direction and hope you get something interesting actually in the frame. It needs more than some irritating characters who's only real 'character development' is to have them bickering & yelling badly scripted insults across each other, over some trivial lame disagreement during dinner. They need to be interesting characters, the audience need to have something to invest in them, even if it's only because they're sexy/attractive and/or likable and/or funny - which none of these people were. At times it felt as though the cast weren't even given a script but were told to make it up as they go along. That's fine for some shoe- string short film made by amateurs for youtube but it's ridiculous for a movie like this.
I could go on and on about how bad this movie is but I don't want to be as boring as this flick was. I didn't stay to the end of it. I couldn't be bothered putting up with it any longer and really didn't care what happened.
I haven't seen the Korean original - I had no idea this was remake when I watched it, but I might track it down just to see what the movie was supposed to be like.
There are many movies out there with the same theme that are done so much better than this. Even the not-so-good ones are more worthy of your time and money.
PS just noticed this is also billed as a "comedy" - Perhaps the whole movie is badly sending itself up and I just missed the point LOL
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