Blood Night (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet) Reviews
I liked how the movie reverted back to the eighties horror-slasher movie style just like the eighties version of Halloween and mixed it with the latest horror style by adding the gore. I don't usually like gore in movies that's used only to scare the audience with no jumpy bits or nothing. The movie has one or two scenes which were a little creepy but there were a couple of scenes that were executed poorly and made the movie more of a clichť such as doors slamming off hinges and getting the Ouija board to contact Mary from beyond the grave. The story was pretty much average and started promising but as the movie went on, it started to get more and more ridiculous, however this doesn't surprisingly spoil the movie much as you kind of expected it to get a little silly in a way. The introduction part about Mary Hatchet was brilliantly done in my opinion and after the introduction finished, that was when the story started to go downhill. The teenagers planning a party on 'Blood Night' was all-good but it was when the killings started, that was when the story started to plummet very fast. The acting was below average and some were convincing as their characters but there weren't really anyone that stood out in the movie. The characters weren't so bad but they're your stereotypical teenage characters who think of nothing but sex, parties and booze and it doesn't go any deeper than that. There wasn't really any depth to their characters and you didn't exactly care who lived or died as most of the characters were pretty much the same. The cinematography was great and the gory kill scenes were done very well but other than that, there isn't really much I can say.
This is quite an odd movie because, although I've not really been praising the movie, it has something likeable about it, which you can't really put your finger on. Whether it be your typical eighties cheesy horror flick modernised or the gore or the 'scary' scenes, there are some elements in the movie that different horror fans may love. I think if you're a fan of the Halloween series or a fan of classic eighties B-movie horrors then you may like this.
The premise is simple. Blood Night is when teens get drunk every year on the nighty when Mary Hatchet escaped the mental hospital and killed everyone. It's intriguing, but the problem with the plot is that it's known throughout she won't stop until she finds her child (which was taken away from her when it was born). But inevitably she does find the child, now a teen, and nothing stops. Plot holes were visable throughout which gets really annoying after a while.
The acting wasn't exactly great, but it's passable. It just seemed like they had taken a bunch of people from a small agency and put 'em in the flick, which doesn't really bother me. Bill Mosely is one of 2 big name actors (in the horror genre). His performance as Graveyard Gus was a little over-the-top. Danielle Harris is probably the biggest scream queen of recent years, having roles in 14 in the last five years. She is just great to watch.
Overall Blood Night gets an A+ for effort and gore, but it's predictability and cliche's leave the viewer not completely satisfied. My rating is 2.5/5.