Psychology student Erin (Christiane Imdahl) has had enough with her studies. Frustrated, she and her friends Julie (Pia de Buhr) and Danny (Christian Stock) decide to spend a relaxing weekend in the woods, far from their everyday lives. Gathering up several more friends, the group heads into the forest - but their carefree weekend quickly goes downhill. When an unexpected stranger arrives, their fun turns into a nightmarish race for survival. Alone, bloodied, and hunted - the group's friendship is put to the test... and secrets from their black pasts have begun to darken the present.Written by
A taut, psychological thriller with clever, unpredictable twists (just kidding).
German independent horror Slasher is as uninspired as its title: a group of twenty-somethings drive to the countryside for a few days of fun and are systematically killed by a hulking maniac in a mask (wielding a chainsaw, natch!). This total dearth of originality mightn't be so bad if it wasn't for the lack of decent scares and virtually no explicit gore (something that I have come to expect from low-budget German horror movies).
Fortunately, director Frank W. Montag is well aware of the importance of gratuitous female nudity in the genre and sees fit to fill his film with attractive women who are only too willing to strip in the name of art; the frequent T&A helps, but even with lots of skin on display, the film is extremely tough going at times.
After much screaming and aimless running through woods pursued by the killer, the final girl successfully fights back in true slasher fashion, after which Montag throws in a twist that I completely failed to understand; then again, I was really struggling to stay awake by this time and may have missed something that might have helped it make sense.
2.5 out of 10, rounded up to 3 for tasty blonde Maja Makowski as feisty mädchen Maya, who gobbles a guy's bratwurst while he is driving, strips off for some topless swimming, and has sex in a tent (cowgirl and doggy style).
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