Henry Primo, desperate for acceptance and popularity, invites everyone to his 16th birthday party. Unfortunately, that includes the twisted Jim Kizay, a local bad seed who slips Henry ...
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Henry Primo, desperate for acceptance and popularity, invites everyone to his 16th birthday party. Unfortunately, that includes the twisted Jim Kizay, a local bad seed who slips Henry narcotics. The next morning, Henry wakes from a hangover to discover seven of his classmates are dead and he's the prime suspect. Local authorities consider it an open and shut case, locking him away in a state mental institution. Fifteen years later, Henry's parents convince the courts to release Henry, and they return him to a specially constructed cell in their home. They only want their son back... the son they lost fifteen years earlier. But Henry has changed. He refuses to speak and only communicates in writing. He seems harmless, but is he? During his time alone, Henry developed amazing powers. He's a case study in ESP and Mental Telepathy. He remembers everything he touches, hears, and sees. And most astonishingly, he knows what everyone is thinking, but no one knows what's on his mind...Written by
Jeff Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OK - I was so hyped to see this movie after the internet comments that i searched it out and found what i believe is on of maybe four copies in the whole Central Virginia area at the Hollywood Video (I do give them props for their "First Rites" series.) But this movie sucked. I do not expect or even want great acting but this was like cue card stuff. The father and mother are as stiff as cardboard. Mark Moore, the director, ruins any shred of mystique about the killer character by telling the audience that it is he playing it because of the intended actor's 'mishap' that took him off the job. So you know what the guy looks like under the mask - (apparently in order to make him scarier and unrecognizable, they added a Hannibal Lecter mask that is just cheesy).
The opening party scene is played horribly, despite its good ideas. The killings are practically goreless, cutting away at the crucial moments.
But I kept waiting for some revelation that this supposed ESP that we are told the killer has gained while in prison will reveal to us. Or perhaps an elaboration on the hints that he did not commit the murders. There had to be some reason why this movie was being talked about. But no. The ending is anticlimactic and simple. I was horribly disappointed. And believe it or not, I don't expect much in a horror movie. I love s*****y slasher flicks...this one just doesn't cut it.
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