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« on: March 21, 2013, 06:35:43 AM »

I was very interested in seeing this, because it starred Anessa Ramsey, who is also in two of my favorite horror movies in most recent years, The Signal and YellowBrickRoad.

It also stars A.J. Bowen, who was great in the aforementioned The Signal and had a part in the well-regarded The House of the Devil.

SPOILERS!

This is a not-so-good sort of movie. It starts out different from you average slasher film, with a sort of complicated plot involving kidnappers and a kidnapee, from two very different angles. And that's interesting, because I like all the actors involved. And then it coalesces into a story, because the filmmakers need it to.

It's not a badly filmed film, but it fails my basic tenet of humanity in all of these slasher films. If a character is trying to kill you, kill them. I know (and hope) that it should be very difficult to kill a person in real life. But if that person has made it very clear that they are going to kill you, kill them. Multiple times. Don't leave any option that they are still alive. Hit them multiple times in the head until you are sure they are dead.

I could say that there is a point when one bad guy shoots another guy's brother dead, and when the brother has the option to kill the guy point blank he doesn't. It ends up in a stalemate.

No, the worst part is that it ends up a slasher film. And the slasher is a guy with a hand-axe. Wait, a paranormal being involving the rites of Equinox. With a hand-axe. A poorly-explained otherworldly dude with a handaxe. He kills a bunch of our main characters with his hand axe.

MORE SPOILERS! SERIOUSLY!

Anessa Ramsey, who I like, ends up killing this supernatural dude with his own axe. Then the movie ends. That's it!

If you think I'm being harsh, yes, there is a bit more story. But not any more story that would make this post anymore sense. Bad movie.
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