Angela, a naive young hairdresser, is thrown out of home by her puritanical mother. At the behest of model client, She gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she has no idea what sinister things surround her.
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Angela, a naive young hairdresser, is thrown out of home by her puritanical mother. At the behest of one of her model clients, She gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she has no idea what sinister things surround her.Written by
This movie was retitled as 'The Day After Halloween' for the film's American release in the USA. On video there it was similarly titled 'The Night After Halloween'. Reportedly, this was done to cash-in on the box-office success of John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). This film actually has nothing to do with 'Halloween' whatsoever. It is neither set on the 1st November nor is it significantly a horror movie like Halloween (1978) but more a suspense-thriller. This distinction is pointed out in the documentary, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008). See more »
I had a very strict upbringing.
So did I. But I was banging like a bunny before I was out of my first training bra. Trouble is, it wasn't until I was your age that I discovered I was banging the wrong gong.
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NOT to be confused with a typical slasher knock-off!
Quite recently I watched a marvelous documentary on Australian exploitation cinema entitled "Not Quite Hollywood: the True, Untold Story of Ozploitation" – which I highly recommend to anyone – and it really stimulated me to track down a lot of titles I've never even heard about before. "Snapshot" is one of them; a peculiar psycho-thriller/melodrama hybrid that coincidentally came out shortly after the huge box office success of "Halloween" and thus had to be re-titled "The Day After Halloween" in order to make extra money and cash in on the success of John Carpenter's classic. Obviously this movie has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween, Michael Myers or Haddonfield and hopefully not too many people will be beguiled by this cheap marketing scam. I'm not even too sure "Snapshot" fully qualifies as horror, since the film barely features any genuine moments of fright. Despite the still relatively low number of independent cult movies produced in Australia around that time, "Snapshot" is an adequate and professional accomplishment with proper production values, respectable performances and ambitious story contents. Heck, the film is so ambitious that the drama overrules and the thriller elements never really even come through. "Snapshot" is much more of a satiric portrait of the sleazy and dishonest advertising/modeling industry than it is a nail-biting suspense thriller. Director Simon Wincer ("Harlequin", "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man") seemingly never ceases to enlarge the melodramatic universe surrounding the main character Angela, but actually there's very few action. 19-year-old Angela is lurid into shooting a topless modeling ad by an eloquent and she promptly gets offered a job as the face of a perfume brand. Angela is very enthusiast and moves in with her photographer, especially since she's tired of her domineering mother and dead-end job at the hair dresser salon. She rapidly adapts to her new classy life and doesn't even have to bother anymore about her stalking ex-boyfriend and his (not-so) inconspicuous ice cream van. However, she learns this is predominantly a rotten world full of greed, betrayal, false promises, sexual harassment, blackmail and danger. As said, "Snapshot" is a plain straightforward coming-of-age drama falsely advertised as a genuine horror movie. There are two noteworthy sequences near the very end, but they hardly seem worth waiting for. This could be an interesting and compelling viewing experience, but then you better know beforehand to expect a serious-toned film instead of a brainless slasher imitation.
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