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Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Actors: Fretwell, Gabriel, Trice
Director: Christopher Alender
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2005     1hr 21min


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Actors: Fretwell, Gabriel, Trice
Director: Christopher Alender
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Maverick
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/10/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

J. Cook | Buffalo | 01/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"[good things]
Watching this movie brings back feelings of good ole backwoods slasher movies like Friday The 13th, The Burning, Madman and Bloody Murder. The movie is an obvious take from Friday The 13th, right down to the back story. The script and plot aren't great, but it gets right down to the point. One thing I did like about the story was the twist at the end (every movie seems to have them now). When I watched the movie I suspected both obvious people that you were meant to suspect, and then we see who was the real killer, and who started everything. I thought the ending was far from brilliant, but very well done. The location was great, it's too bad they weren't able to utilize the cabins and camp other than a couple shots.

[the bad]
I have no clue who these "actors" were, but they were very bad and very annoying. While, the 3 more important characters were about as good as you can get in a low budget production, the rest horribly over acted, and made me want to gouge out my eyes and ears. The blood was almost nil,and the deaths weren't very well done. I thought the movie started off too fast, there was really no character development before they started dying off one-by-one. I think the characters could have been developed to the point where anyone could have been the killer, but that didn't happen. The killer was an obvious Jason Voorhees ripoff, but that wasn't a bad thing. The bad thing was that Trevor Moorhouse (Bloody Murder 1 and 2) was a more intimidating killer, and that is just pathetic.

[final thoughts]
Memorial Day is a good movie to kick back to on a Sunday and watch, it rates up there with Bloody Murder, Adam & Evil and Generation Ax. The movie doesn't play well when actually looking for an interesting movie, it plays well when you want to watch something short and something that you can laugh at. The movie isn't that bad considering the movie was made on a miniscule budget, and was made as a carbon-copy Friday The 13th. Yes, the blood, deaths, acting and dialog could have been much better. But, it is a backwoods slasher, we see people die. We see boobs, we have the slasher staple "camp fire" scene, we have a solid back story/legend to base more movies on, we have just about everything a million dollar slasher movie has (other than the things I listed that it lacks!). When I watched this, I really didn't hate it, I didn't love it, but I did like it. I like movies that play like fan films, and in my opinion this was nothing more than an homage to the backwoods slasher genre.
Tim Janson | Michigan | 04/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ummm...let's see, a group of kids goes to a cabin on the lake and gets killed by a crazed maniac wearing a hockey mask. Gee...never heard of that plot before. How original. Where did the braintrust of Memorial Day ever think of such a fantastic plot. These guys are geniuses! Seriously now...that is the plot...and unabashedly, and pretty much shameful ripoff of Friday the 13th, and the producers don't seem to care one bit. This is one of those films where it was the first...and only acting credit of the cast involved and one can certainly see why. It's absolutely atrocious. Beyond bad. Have these people ever had a single drama class? Did they rehearse? It's shot poorly...the special effects suck...just bad all around and if you rent this you'll lose 80 minutes of your life that you will never get back. Don't say you were not warned!"
Work of amateurs
WP | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 11/03/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Not only does this movie have a less than weak plot, it is also made in such an amateur manner, I was astonished such nonsense can make it to a DVD. The performance by the actors is unauthentic and weak. When watching it, I had the feeling of being in a bad, vastly unrehearsed, amateur theater. It is a total waste of time and money. Just forget it."