Sweet Sixteen (1983)
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as Melissa Morgan
as Dan Burke
as George Martin
as Marci Burke
as Hank Burke
as Joanne Morgan
as Billy Franklin
as John Morgan
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Decent Slasher film, but quite forgettable, Sweet 16 is a film that could have been much better than what it turned out to be. I thought it was a good little idea, but it suffers nonetheless from a clichéd script, and so-so acting. This film adds nothing new to the Slasher genre, and this is one of those films that don't do anything new or exciting in the genre. The film is mindless fun, and genre fans should check it out, however by the end it just becomes dull. Sweet 16 at times suffers from inconsistencies and it starts off with potential, but ends up falling flat. Although not as bad as many other forgotten Slashers, this film had the potential of being much better. As it stands, it's a decent little flick with nothing really special happening on-screen. The cast are decent with no noteworthy performances. The kills are good, but by the films end, there's never any real payoff to this obscured Slasher. As a whole, it's fun, but you can see its potential wasted on a formulaic script that displays old ideas that we've seen many times before. If you're a fan of the genre, give this one a viewing. The film is nothing new, so don't expecting any refreshing ideas to be at work on-screen. Sweet 16 is a fun little film, but it could have been much better too. Overall it's a decent Slasher yarn that is mindless fun from start to finish, just don't expect anything great like Halloween or Friday The 13th. This is nonetheless essential viewing for genre fans.
So I guess I was expecting more of a slasher flick with this one for the Halloween season, but instead it's more of a thriller as far as genres go.
Worth a look, but less horror than one might be led to believe.
This 'slasher' film is more of a crime drama/thriller, it's not so scary at all, and the ending was pretty disappointing for me. The actors did as good a job they could at least.
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