Are these people trying to compete with Troma?
Bud Bundy | MN USA | 10/01/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is about some kids that go to a supposedly haunted house where a low budget horror movie is being filmed. At the same time, some grave robbers dig up a corpse in a nearby cemetery in order to steal a valuable amulet. This causes all the bodies in the cemetery to come to life, the grave robbers run to the house the kids are in, and everybody runs around frantically until the end.
I really wasn't expecting much when I got this; it looked like an extremely low budget haunted house / zombie movie. I was prepared for the usual bad acting, bad writing, and ridiculous plot. What I wasn't prepared for was the utterly amateurish camerawork - you can literally get seasick watching this thing. I believe it was filmed by a guy who drank a pint of Jack Daniels, sprained his ankle, and then picked up a handheld video camera and staggered and stumbled around for the entire duration of the production. And let's not forget the sound either. While it's not uncommon to be unable to hear what the characters are saying because the microphone was too far away, you do get the sound of their footsteps loud and clear (through the rear speakers for some reason). And then there's the whole comedy angle the thing goes for - when the zombies attack, we're treated to a nu-metal soundtrack blasting through the speakers, complete with that silly cookie monster singing. There are a lot more attempts at comedy, they all fall entirely flat.
Now, I could probably live through all this, but it has to go even further. Almost all the characters spend the last half of the movie screaming frantically at each other. Oh boy, is this ever a joy to sit through. The only two characters who don't engage in this festival of supreme annoyance are one of the grave robbers, who sits in a chair making deadpan comments and ordering people around, and the blond girl, who is the only one to keep a cool head. She's the only likable character in the whole movie.
The single redeeming quality about this mess is a long make-out scene between a girl in pink underwear and her boyfriend. Those pink undies are really the star of the movie."
Not good, but not bad!
J. De Rose | 01/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie wasen't quit what I thought it would be. But, it wasen't that bad. Sure the acting was bad and the special effects weren't the greatest. It was a low budget movie! I still enjoyed it. I have seen worse."