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Memorial Day (1999)

R | | Horror | 10 May 2005 (USA)
Rachel hasn't slept for a while. A few years back, her brother was mysteriously killed while she and a group of friends partied by the lake side. Three years later, she and her friends must... See full summary »

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Marcos Gabriel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcos Gabriel Marcos Gabriel ... Leo / Stalker Double
Therese Fretwell Therese Fretwell ... Rachel
Andrew Williams Andrew Williams ... Mickey
Erin Gallagher ... Cindy
Derek Nieves Derek Nieves ... Seth
Jasmine Trice Jasmine Trice ... Reagan Childs
Adam Sterritt Adam Sterritt ... Jeremy
John Hayden John Hayden ... Trevor Daniels
Martine Shandles Martine Shandles ... Tyra Scott
Randy Weinstein Randy Weinstein ... Man
Bill Orr Bill Orr ... Newscaster
David A. Smith David A. Smith ... Stalker (as Dave Smith)
Peter Marsh Peter Marsh ... Stalker (voice)
Christopher Alender ... Stalker Double
Jacqueline Schmidt Jacqueline Schmidt ... Stalker Double
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Rachel hasn't slept for a while. A few years back, her brother was mysteriously killed while she and a group of friends partied by the lake side. Three years later, she and her friends must return to the same lake to finally put the nightmares to rest. To come to grips with what happened. To admit that it was just an accident. But someone is waiting for them. Someone who knows the truth. Someone who wants revenge. As night descends on their Memorial Day getaway, each individual must face an unstoppable killing machine with a serious hatchet to bury. As the body count rises, Rachel must discover whose face lies behind the murderous mask. Is it just a stranger in the woods? Or is it someone she already knows? This Memorial Day, the screaming doesn't stop until the last body drops. Written by Marcos Gabriel

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mask | holiday horror | See All (2) »

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Beers, Burgers, Bloodshed ... Gonna be a long weekend.

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Horror

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Memorial Day Killer See more »

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Soapbox Films See more »
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Color

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4:3
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Seth: [after repeatedly arguing with Reagan to hold it until they get to the bathroom at the campground] Can you hold it five minutes? Two minutes, even?
Reagan: I'm just going to wet your seat?
Seth: Yeah?
[Chuckles]
Seth: And I will kick you in the head!
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i think i'm reviewing this film
4 August 2011 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Directed by Seth Shutthef*ckup

Starring: Dan Ohgodno, Dora Ohgodyes, Helen Wehavetogetoutofherefast, John Imnotgoingwithoutmyfriends

You know a film is going to be terrible when you have a horrible premonition that even the single pound coin you hand over the counter in the pound shop is too much for a movie. Having OCD*, I had to buy something, and it was either this or some other pile of Krapps which had demons in it but also had the cast all lined up on the cover like Scream and all them krappenshite films. So, Memorial Day Killer it was.

My expectations were so low I was tripping over them because:

1) This is a post-Scream slasher film. 2) This is a slasher film. 3) And a very low budget one at that. 4) And it wants to rip-off Friday the 13th

After a really ugly couple are killed by a masked psychopath - the action switches to a lake where all the kids are returning after something happened years before with some guy who died and once again I have to say what I say too often in reviews these days - you all know the drill.

Let's look at our characters, eh? That'll help, although I can only remember some of their names. One of their names in fact...There's Seth, who won't let his girlfriend out to do a pee or something, and his girlfriend, and some skinny guy who's modelled himself slightly on the really annoying skinny guy from Scream but also likes to get in his girlfriend's face and shout at her, and then there's a guy who likes saying 'Shut the feck up' every two minutes and his girlfriend, who may or may not be the worst actress in this film.

That's where most of your brain power will go on this film - trying to decide who is the worst actor of the lot. Seth gets a good run at it with his 'Oh god no, oh god no, oh god no, oh god, oh god, oh god yes' speech right before he gets captured by the killer, but skinny guy's acting is so schizophrenic I didn't know if he was the killer, a red herring, or just utter crap. For me, however, it's down to the people who are left standing at the end - Mister Shutthef*ckup (f*cking awful actor) and Mrs Didn'tdoanythinguntiltheend (terrible...just terrible). The banter between them, the dialogue, and the Alicia Silverstone-style furrowed brow acting had me almost nailing my knackers to a table in frustration. I couldn't figure out the end because of their mumbling, and my budgies screaming at me to put the film off!

Acting can be forgiven if there's perhaps another redeeming feature laying around the film somewhere - so let's turn to the gore. There's kind of some, but when you compare it to some of the older slasher flicks this one is really tame. There's a nice torture sequence later on in the film (skinny guy does get his thankfully), but a lot of this film is film in almost extreme close-up, so not only are you getting to see a lot of bad complexions, you also DON'T get to see anything particularly cool, because the camera is zoomed in too close.

Blech.

Can't see this one being a favourite even with Slasher freaks - doesn't do anything new with the genre or go in a gory fashion or even a sleazy one, just sort of sits there on your screen, being all crap and that.

*I don't know if I've got OCD.


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