All I can say is WOW.
I had heard some good buzz about this flick, and was looking forward to watching it, but I had no idea I'd LOVE it! I kid you not, it was the best movie I've seen in months.
The basic premise of the movie is as follows: Freddy, Jason, Chucky, Micheal...they are all real and their killing sprees were real. The lead character, Leslie, invited a camera crew to document his first killing spree. They followed him around before the first killing, getting background on the victims, Leslie himself, and the precise manner that each victim would be killed. In the process, we meet a retired serial killer from the 1960's named Eugene and his very supportive wife. They discuss the differences in old timey serial killers, versus the newer breed that came out after Micheal Myers and Jason.
Now I can't really give anything else away about the movie plot wise, without spoilers, so I won't. But here are some general observations.
1. I laughed with (not at) this movie more than any comedy in recent memory.
2. It was very well done on a small budget. It was the directors (Scott Glosserman) first job...and he wrote it as well. Cheers! 3. Robert Englund is in it.
4. Don't think it's going to be a Scream ripoff. It sets it's sights way higher. However, it may get inspiration from Man Bites Dog, but I don't know, I haven't seen that flick.
5. It was filmed in late 2004, and didn't get a theatrical release till late 2006.
I'll be re watching this one soon ( I missed the Hellraiser puzzle box...I was told it was in the flick, in the background...) and I hope you go out and watch it as well. I'll be buying this one on DVD.
edit/update...I have now seen Man Bites Dog, and I can say that beyond the superficial comparisons (serial killer and movie villain / monster serial killer), the two movies are very different. There is no more similarity between these two movies, then between Schindlers List and Life is Beautiful. I also found Behind the Mask more enjoyable.
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