For another review of this film, you might want to check out Emma Meade’s post HERE. Emma mentions that Joss Whedon is loyal to his former staff, using other Whedon actors, but she fails to mention Tom Lenk, who played Andrew in Buffy. 🙂
I won’t go into too much detail about this film because I want you to read Emma’s review…she reviews so much better than I do. But I didn’t really like the film as much as she did. My son loved it, so I was expecting something spectacular. These friends go to this cabin, and you think it’s going to be a typical slasher movie, but then you see that they are being watched and everything that happens is being controlled by those who are watching. That part is weird enough, but kind of a cool premise. That’s nothing, though, compared to the REAL reason this is all going on. I can’t tell you that part because it’s a major spoiler and one of the strangest twists I’ve ever seen in a movie. And that’s when it gets really bloody and gory.
The thing I liked least about this film is the darkness of the scenes. There were times when things were happening in and around the cabin, and I simply could not see anything. Total blackness. All I could do was listen. I have a real problem with this in modern day films. Older movies are easier to see AND to hear, but these days, not so much. I got so frustrated trying to figure out what was happening. This kind of turned me off for the whole film. The film was also too gory for my taste. There was a reason it kind of had to be, but things just happened too fast with not enough suspense.
What I liked the most about the movie was the instances of humor. Even amid the blood and gore, there were things that were funny. A twisted kind of humor. Would I watch this movie again? No, I don’t think so. Am I glad I watched it? Meh…I guess so. But it just didn’t do it for me as a good horror movie.
What do YOU think? Did you watch it? Did you like it?