Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Stupid Teenagers Must Die|
Actors: Jovan Meredith, Ashley Schneider, Devin Marble, Lindsay Gareth, Renee Dorian
Director: Jeff C. Smith
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
This self-conscious send-up of the classic teen slasher flick contains every clich in the genre plus a few more to boot as a group of teenagers find themselves killed off in increasingly ridiculous fashions in a haunted h... more »
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Michael G. (mgmirkin) from PORTLAND, OR
Reviewed on 4/16/2010...
Wow, this movie is horrible. There's no other word for it. And I don't mean that in a "it's so horrible it's funny" sort of way. It's just bad. Bordering on awful. Sitting next to "2 hours of my life I'll never get back." And trust me I've seen some "good" bad movies and enjoyed riffing them a la MST3K / RiffTrax. This one was hardly even watchable enough to sit through and riff it.
It looks like it was shot with someone's Sony handycam with the lowest picture quality and contrast possible. Just about every scene was inadequately lit. The acting sucked. The special effects were terrible. The audio wasn't especially good in general. It was neither funny nor scary. It was awful (with a capital 'O'; see even my word-nerd humor is better than this movie). If you're expecting a spoof or any referential humor, I don't think you'll find any here. Though I honestly don't recall and feel dumber for hanving watched this tripe.
I'm afraid I can't recommend this to anyone. See something better (not difficult) like "Scream" or "Scary Movie" or "Shriek if you Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th." I apologize to whoever got this DVD after me...
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How About A Review From Someone Who Actually Watched The Mov
Mr. Jim | Orange County, CA USA | 10/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"So, we have reviews from two people thus far that have not watched the movie at all. One guy stopped 20 minutes into the film and the other guy is confused or something. lol
STUPID TEENAGERS MUST DIE is an independent horror flick that is done in tribute to 80's horror movies. All the classic characters are here, the jock, the rebel, the hot chick and the nerds. Anybody who grew up watching 80's horror movies can easily see where the writers and director of the movie got their ideas. Like in those old 80's films, the characters are one dimensional and the acting at times is silly, but isn't that the point they were trying to make? I sure think so.
The story is simple, a group of teenagers spend the night in a house where a man murdered his family and these kids get the brilliant idea to try to raise his spirit. As the deaths start to occur, several female characters get naked and the other characters make stupid decisions. How friggin' 80's horror is that?! The story sticks to the normal formulas, but there are couple of nice little ideas here and there. I really enjoyed the possessed/zombie type thing that starts to happen at the end.
As for the film itself, being an indepedent movie that had little to no budget at all, the film does suffer at times. The sound at certain points in the movie is pretty bad and some of the lighting is terrible. Sure, all those cheesy 80's horror flicks had very little budgets, but this movie makes those look like they had a Spider-Man 3 sized budget.
However, you shouldn't let these production problems keep you from enjoying the good the movie has to offer. Sure, it is not perfect, but the movie has some decent ideas, a bunch of good laughs and actress Lindsay Gareth's amazing breasts."
If Only I Were A Frat Guy (Or A Guy Period) Could I Like It
Blue Monday | CA, USA | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cheezy? Yep. Poorly filmed? You betcha. Zero budget? They proudly claim it on their posters. Brilliant anyway (or because of it)? For sure.
This movie celebrates (and makes fun of) everything that was classic about the 80s teen horror genre: Characters with absolutely no depth, fitting into a stereotyped roll they never escape for a moment; teenagers trying to survive a slaying by some mysterious force they disturbed by doing something lamely adolescent; completely gratuitous nudity; impossible amounts of blood coming out of victims; slow moving zombies; great one-liners... and our hero even wears a Michael Jackson jacket!
This is not an all-out spoof like Scary Movie, but more a tribute film to the lost innocence of the 80s horror movies... when being scared and grossed out could also be a fun, silly, sexy, and goofy good time!"
Good Old Fashioned Low Budget Fun!!
Sarah E. Jahier | Costa Mesa | 10/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"STMD! is one of the most fun and enjoyable low-budget films I've seen in quite some time. Director Jeff Smith (who also served as co-writer, cinematographer and editor) definitely shows his love of underappreciated 80's horror films with this movie! Anyone who loves the cheesiness, preposterous situations, wacky and stereotypical characters of 80's horror movies will definitely love this very tongue-in-cheek homage to the past.
STMD! definitely lives up to the qualities described in the poster and then some. It has all the "excessive violence" and "gratuitous nudity" that is reminiscent of those entertaining 80's horror movies we all love. I had a blast watching STMD! From the 80's outfits that the stereotypical characters wear to the blood splatter to the goofy tone I just couldn't get enough!"