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Stephen Gregory Foster
Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.
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Ari Rosenfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Video Violence is... painful, almost visceral. Your mind actually rebels against this drek, pleading please, please turn it off! And yet, you can't. Rather, even after your best friend tears the tape from the VCR, you pull it out later and force yourself to watch it again. From the beginning. It's not quite MST3K material; rather imagine _Redneck Zombies_ (The highly superior Pericles Lewnes gem) with cheaper special effects and no wit. Yes, this was shot on home video, and the color saturation alone lets you know we are firmly in the '80s. The hair helps too on that point, as does the classic fretting of the video clerk- "I can't believe everyone in this one horse town owns a VCR!" Mmmm. This film seems as if it was trying to be camp (though assuming so is purely an act of compassion) but fell flat. Horribly flat. Watered down condiments as blood. Bouncy rubber hands reused over and over. No continuity. No acting. No attractive men or woman to take your mind off the ordeal, though there is some incredibly boring nudity. It seems to have been shot over spring break. Or maybe a three day weekend. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Interesting note: Obviously shot in a real video store, a copy of _Blood Cult_ is highly visible in one scene. (Other movies are visible, and there's a Friday the 13th poster, but hey, it's _Blood Cult_! Supposed the first straight to video film! So very appropriate.)
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