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Decoys (2004)

Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly human.

Director:

Matthew Hastings (as Matt Hastings)

Writers:

Matthew Hastings (as Matt Hastings), Tom Berry
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Sevier ... Luke
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Lilly
Kim Poirier ... Constance
Elias Toufexis ... Roger
Meghan Ory ... Alex
Ennis Esmer ... Gibby
Krista Morin ... Vikki Vickers
Marc Trottier ... Bobby Johnson
Carrie Colak Carrie Colak ... Natasha
Richard Burgi ... Detective Francis Kirk
Nicole Eggert ... Detective Amanda Watts
Don Hastings Don Hastings ... Medical Examiner
Sarah Smyth ... Rosedale Princess
Leah Graham Leah Graham ... Melody
Mike Lobel ... Halloween Jock
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Storyline

In St. John College, freshmen and best friends Luke and Roger meet sexy, blond cousins Lilly and Constance in the laundry of their building. They are next-door neighbors, and the experienced girls invite the young men to visit them anytime. When Lilly forgets a package of coins in the laundry, Luke goes to her room to return it. The room is empty, so Luke starts to snoop around. When the two girls suddenly arrive, Luke hides in the wardrobe. While peering through an opening, Luke sees Lilly with many tentacles on her breast. Luke tries to convince his friends that the girls are aliens, planning to attack Earth, but nobody believes him. Meanwhile, some friends of theirs are found dead, with their internal organs completely frozen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're not what they seem. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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This is Kim Poirier's first lead role in a film. See more »

Goofs

The symbol N2 on the spray canister is incorrectly identified as liquid nitrogen. N2 refers to gaseous nitrogen, while liquid nitrogen is labeled LN2. See more »

Quotes

Constance: [after being introduced to Luke, pauses briefly from licking on a sucker] Hola... sorry, I have an oral fixation.
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...No animals, insects, or aliens were harmed in the production of this motion picture... See more »

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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Arranged by Daryl Bennett / Jim Guttridge
Vocals by Matthew Hastings (as Matt Hastings)
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Entertaining and fun mix of genres...
5 April 2006 | by jluis1984See all my reviews

"Decoys" is one more of those new low budget horror movies that are coming straight to video these days. However, "Decoys" shines among the rest of b-grade films because of the simple fact that it is quite funny and entertaining despite its clichéd storyline. This is no "Ginger Snaps" (the Canadian horror cult-film) of course, but it is very close to be great.

The plot follows the adventure of Luke (Corey Sevier), a young man in his first year in college, who just discovered that the two beautiful students he just met are actually murderous aliens who kill every guy they have sex with. Of course nobody believes him, and the movie follows his lonely attempt to prove he is not insane. To make things worse, his best friend Roger (Elias Toufexis) is currently dating one of the aliens and is very interested in losing his virginity this year.

With a storyline like that one would expect a cheap and dumb teen movie, but "Decoys" manages to keep the interest and the laughs at a good level without becoming stupid or boring. In fact, it slowly develops the characters and one can't avoid to feel for them. Something quite rare nowadays. This is director Matthew Hastings' first feature and boy he did it notably well for a debut.

The acting is very good for the most part, although Corey Sevier is a bit weak for a lead role. On the other hand, Toufexis shows a lot of potential in a remarkable performance as Luke's friend that goes beyond being a simple comic relief to become a likable and interesting character. The same could be said of Kim Poirier, who in her role of the alien Constance shows that she is more than a pretty face and sexy body.

Of course, like the plot implies, the movie displays its fair share of nudity; not only of Poirier, but also of the beautiful Stefanie Von Pfetten. Fans of these actresses will be pleased.

The film has the obvious flaws of a b-movie film, although some of the CG effects are very good. the script its a bit flawed and has some plot-holes, but nothing minor or too distracting. Of course it could had been better, but it is OK for the movie. Also, the film drags a bit by the middle but it recovers its power for a very good and clever ending.

"Decoys" may not be a horror classic, but it is a very funny mix of horror, comedy and sci-fi. Hastings, Toufaxis and Poirier show a lot of talent and probably they'll have a bright future ahead if they continue this way. This was really a surprisingly entertaining film. 7/10


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,733, 29 February 2004

Gross USA:

$84,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,733
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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