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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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Horror

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Justin Kelly and Sarah Fisher both worked together on Degrassi. Justin played Jake in Degrassi and Sarah played Becky. See more »

Goofs

When Tobe is scratching the side of the bus with the nails, the sound it makes indicates that it should be making visible scratch marks, yet none are visible. See more »

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Mr. C.: Don't look at me with those big, dumb, cow eyes.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Not that clever a homage
20 August 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Have nothing against slashers, far from it. Have actually been entertained and creeped out by a number of them. The 80s also saw some classic horror, and it was interesting for 'Lost After Dark' to intend to be a throwback homage to 80s slasher/horror. Not a new premise as such but one that did spark my interest a good deal.

'Lost After Dark' was one of those films sadly that had its moments and pros and started off quite well, but at the end of the day was not that clever, entertaining or creepy and suffered from taking a too serious approach and bringing nothing new to deliberately familiar elements. Not a waste of time certainly, there are far worse films out there that are far more amateurish and made the mistakes of insulting the intelligence or making one consider turning off. 'Lost After Dark' just isn't too good either and doesn't execute its premise very well.

The production values did have some atmosphere, some nice shots here. The film does start off unsettling and shows a lot of promise that sadly falls downhill quickly.

Jesse Carnacho and Elise Gatien do commendably in their roles, and Carnacho in particular did have some likeability.

Sadly the rest of the acting is poor, with a wildly over-acting Robert Patrick being irritating and the killer having no menace or personality to speak of. Did find myself getting behind the characters, did not mind the stereotypes, did mind that these stereotypes were bland and annoying. The film did so little with Stephen James' character, one questions why he's even there.

Furthermore, nothing here is clever, it's very predictable and run-of-the-mill stuff that has familiar tropes yet does nothing fresh or interesting with them. It takes itself far too seriously to be fun, in a film that cried out for some humorous tongue-in-cheek approach here and there. The pacing drags hard constantly and there is very little creepy and next to no suspense or anything creative or nail-biting. The inane quality of the dialogue is enough to make one vomit and it's tepidly directed throughout with no urgency in the drama and there is a sense that not much is at stake or one caring very much at what happens to them. The chemistry lacks sorely.

On the whole, weak. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Canada

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English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$5,562
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Goldrush Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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