After reading the one comment for this film, which was a glowing recommendation, I have to wonder which member of the production team posted it, because no normal viewer would have written such a positive review.
Where do I begin? The plot, such as it is, has a group of girls going to New Orleans during Mardi Gras and then being kidnapped one by one by a voodoo cult. There are no special effects to speak of unless you count all the flashes of random scenes done in shaky black & white and repeated endlessly. The 'actors' in this film consist of a bunch of amateurs who deliver their lines as if reading them off cue-cards. I've seen more warmth and feeling in commercials. The only person who displayed any hint of acting ability at all was the black detective (I missed the actor's name). The rest rarely rise above the level you'd expect to find in an X-rated video. In fact, this movie strongly resembles a typical adult film, only without sex or much nudity.
Long sequences of this 'movie' (it was only 70 minutes) are devoted to the girls changing clothes, the girls dancing in their room, the girls walking the streets, the girls going up and down stairs, nature footage that looks like it came from a documentary, and endlessly repeating shots of things that have nothing to do with the current scene, all set to profanity-laden rap music in an obvious attempt to pad the running time out to something approaching movie-length.
Most of the rest of the scenes are ridiculous. Upon hearing a noise at night, one of the girls goes out alone in her underwear to investigate. When setting out to rescue their friends, which is supposed to involve a trek through the swamp, they don't even bother to change out of their high heels. They first have to go to the local cemetery which is apparently located out in the middle of nowhere since there are endless shots of them walking through the country. When they finally encounter the voodoo cult, it consists of three guys wearing robes who perform their rituals in a run-down shack. Said rituals involve taking off some of the girls' clothes and randomly smearing them with blood.
I can honestly say that the most entertaining portion of this film was the short behind the scenes section during the end credits. At least they looked like they were having fun. While I'm sure everyone involved probably thought they were doing a good job, they should have watched some real horror movies as research, rather than just copying the style of movies you might see on the Playboy channel.
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