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Lost After Dark (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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In this clever homage to '80s slasher films, a group of teenagers looking to party get stranded when their ride breaks down and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer.

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Ian Kessner
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Cast overview:
Sarah Fisher ... Laurie
Mark Wiebe ... Junior Joad
Jesse Camacho ... Tobe
Kendra Leigh Timmins ... Adrienne
David Lipper ... Adrienne's Father
Robert Patrick ... Mr. C
Elise Gatien ... Jamie
Justin Kelly ... Sean
Stephan James ... Wesley
Eve Harlow ... Marilyn
Lanie McAuley ... Heather
Alexander Calvert ... Johnnie
Michael Vincent Dagostino ... Deputy (as Mike Dagostino)
Rick Rosenthal ... Sheriff
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In this clever homage to '80s slasher films, a group of teenagers looking to party get stranded when their ride breaks down and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer.

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And you thought the '80s were dead ...

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Trivia

Every male victim is named after a slasher film director (i.e. - Wes 'Craven', Johnnie 'Carpenter', Tobe 'Hooper', Sean 'Cunningham'). Every female is named after a final girl actress from the classics (Heather 'Lagenkamp', Jamie 'Lee Curtis', Marilyn 'Burns', Adrienne 'King'). See more »

Goofs

On the bus when Wesley switches cassette tapes and puts a rap one in, he actually puts in a copy of Mr. Big's "Lean Into It." It's a rock album, and even if Wes recorded over it with rap music, it still doesn't take into effect that Lean Into It came out in 1991, almost 7 years after this movie took place. See more »

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Mr. C.: Don't look at me with those big, dumb, cow eyes.
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References Zombie (1979) See more »

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Intentionally retro doesn't make it a classic homage or good movie in general
22 August 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Capitalizing on 80's slasher genre can work as a premise of satiric horror, but it doesn't excuse outdated delivery such as stiff acting and poor pacing. The idea is to put myriad of old horror antics in attempt to create gore as well as slight comedy. Unfortunately, it's not even better than actual 80's cheap movie.

Plot is as simple as they come, a group of students venture to the woods in the most dire condition possible, then meets a psycho killer. It'd be a decent popcorn flick if not for, mostly, the jarring acting. The movie goes on a way to depict stereotypes, making the actors spew nonsense in incredibly overly dramatic way. Some of the scenes resemble blooper of actual classic slasher or cheesy commercial. Audience already knows that it's a throwback, so there's no reason to force every smirk or gasp to be ridiculous.

The entire thing looks plastic, down to the script which not only sounds random but incredibly pretentious. So, when the characters talk about fate or other serious issue, it's far from believable. Not to mention the movie spends quite some time for these characters, especially on first half, to make audience invest of stale personalities. Granted, one or two might be relatable, but as they interact with other characters the shallow performance underwhelms any distinct trait.

At the very least, it does partially deliver the expected gore. There are a few timidly shocking moments, but even those are simple stabbing or head crushing, certainly nothing you haven't seen before. For fans it may be mildly amusing, casual viewer might not be so lenient.

Lost After Dark tries to give a homage, or cheap imitation of classic slasher, however it only trips and falls to the same flaws from three decades ago.


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Canada

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English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Потерявшиеся во тьме See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$5,562
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1.85 : 1
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