After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends.After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends.After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends.
This was a pretty underwhelming if still enjoyable effort. Among the film's biggest issues is the low-budget nature that creeps up throughout here in the form of obvious indie mistakes. That there's plenty of scenes here focusing on glaring and obvious technical mistakes entered mostly around a conversation in the ice-cream parlor that's hilariously overdubbed with barely anything matching up to their lip=movements or reactions which becomes distracting as it carries on. Some of the other scenes, from the lighting on the various killer lurking in the background which is completely out-of-touch to the flimsy props used for the gore scenes, look completely fake and obvious. As well, there's a decidedly noticeable and obvious misstep with film in how it treats the faceless killers. They have no real motive or backstory here to garget this group specifically since there's nothing about how they fall in line with this rationale of thinking if the entire purpose is o help ease the burden of perceived sinners. Not only that, but there's also no excuse for them borrowing tactics and tricks from numerous other films in the past trying to make it seem like homages instead of logical tactics employed for this fictional war they're enacting and their general sloppiness committing these crimes with no one noticing anything or that they've gone missing is all highly unlikely. The last flaw here is the terrible and off-putting pace that drags this out way too long for its good. That manages to come about through several matters, such as overlong conversations and even some of the stalking scenes on display to go overboard with having too much going on. Other scenes come off as unnecessary and come off as even more obvious padding to stretch it out. These are what hold this one down while there are some rather enjoyable elements here which is pretty easy to figure out. The film manages to get its best work out of the traditional stalking done by the killers, wearing some chilling infant-like masks that have quite an impression beyond their propensity to sneak out of the shadows with their victims unknowing. The main stalking setpiece comes about in the final half where a series of scenes intertwined throughout the girls' house manages to offer up both kinds of slasher fun where there's both unaware ambushes and prolonged stalking and chasing which gets fun and chilling in equal measures. Armed alongside the bloody kills, it has enough to like here to lift this one up somewhat over the negatives.
Rated Unrated/R: Extreme Graphic Language and Graphic Violence.
- Jun 3, 2020