Thursday, 25 April 2013
Hallows Eve- Slaughter on Second Street (2008).
Yet again a micro budget indie movie surprises me with how inventive and entertaining it can be. That's the fun of indie cinema, you never know what you are going to get. I was shocked at just how good this film was, it's mixture of character driven story and gore is such a joy to behold.
The movie begins with a series of murders, setting the bar high for the rest of the movie. It also manages to be fun, that vital ingredient missing from a lot of horror movies nowadays. We then meet the manager of the Slaughter on Second Street Haunted house, who has an angry exchange of words with his brother/owner of the attraction. After this, the murders begin again.
The rest of the movie is spent following a group of paranormal investigators, who the manager has hired to spend the night there before Halloween. Buck (the manager) wants to get some publicity by terrorizing the investigators while they stay to investigate claims that the place is haunted. It's just a shame (for the characters at least) that whatever killed the previous victims has returned, making the group meet their demise in what seem like a lot of nasty accidents.
I was actually shocked at the amount of gore in this movie. It doesn't even give you time to get over one murder/accident before another one is just around the corner. This means it is impossible to be bored by this movie, as it is constantly throwing the red stuff around to great effect.
The movie also looks incredible for a micro budget production. No shaky camera work, the special FX are incredible and the acting and story telling is way above average, which means anyone who enjoys a movie with a body count should check this one out. Everything about it kicked so much ass.
Another thing worthy of a mention is this movie also works as a murder mystery, although I'm sure many of you (as I did) will have an incredibly hard time attempting to figure out who is responsible for bringing death to all of the victims.
The movie works on so many levels, it really is impossible not to enjoy it. It is definitely a must see in every sense of the phrase. The future of horror cinema belongs in the hands of people like this, who can take a tried and tested formula, and make it enjoyable and refreshing all over again.