A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
A small-town crim finds an ancient Chinese time-travel device that can help him pull off a heist and start a new life-but he may not survive the consequences of tampering with time. The ... See full summary »
Tim van Dammen
After an unknown assailant spikes the punch of a pharmaceutical family Christmas with a military grade version of sodium pentothal during Secret Santa, members of the family must survive the night from the victims of the untested drug.
In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.
Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive.
I typically veer from horror movies, but enjoyed watching this movie. The premise is good, and the story flows. It avoids an onslaught of cheap, gratuitous, and sensationalistic gore, and leaves much of that to the imagination--the "horror" is in the storyline, not in special effects. One can easily focus on any of several of the characters and delve into a satisfying psychological/sociological discussion; one can just as easily simply watch it and have fun with it. I'd like to see a sequel.
Now, if every movie you watch has to have the gravitas and cinematic weight of a Fellini, then perhaps you should stick strictly with Fellini. This movie accomplishes it's goal, and should be rated on that alone.
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