Dark Reel starts off promising with a beginning story of a 1950's actress being brutally murdered by someone. Now come to present day where a hot shot film executive (Lance Henriksen) makes several low budget horror films usually a wide array of scream queens, including his biggest star Cassie Blue (played by the sexy Tiffany Shepis). A special contest allows lead (but billed last oddly enough) Edward Furlong to have a walk on role in the latest movie being filmed. As luck would have it though, the female talent starts getting brutally slayed in some gory and somewhat amusing deaths. First of all, this movie is terrible. The editing is extremely sloppy as is the acting, which is just awful. Tiffany Shepis' multiple titty shots could not save this film, though they did earn it a full star! Half a star goes to the two hilarious performances by the "sound guy" as well as the "onion chef" (you'll know when you see them) and the other half of the star goes to whomever managed to get a wide range of talent (aside from the already named, Tony Todd, Rick Baker, Alexandra Holden and Tracey Walter also appear in the film to read their terribly written lines). I will say Shepis put in a convincing performance as a person who was actually sexually attracted to the goofy looking Edward Furlong. Also, this film did NOT need to be nearly 2 hours long. Showed a lot of promise but wound up being a real stinker.