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Goofy fun "cabin in the woods" style horror. The cast and crew almost play it kind of straight but definitely don't take it too seriously, either. Goofy, goopy fun
Terrible visual effects and very silly story.
The Slaughter (Jay Lee, 2006)
Jay Lee followed up The Slaughter, his anemic sophomore (and sophomoric) effort, with Zombie Strippers! in 2008. Since many, many more people have seen that one, I think it rates as a good comparison; if you found that movie groanworthy, you're going to hate this. Lee takes the usual tack towards making a horror-comedy-slap a bunch of stereotyped characters together and give them something aimed at killing them all off. Which often works, if you're going to do something interesting and creative with the stereotypes, interesting and creative with the killer, or interesting and creative with the murders. Not much of any of the three here, though I have to admit the comic timing actually started working in about the final fifteen minutes of the movie. Until then, the only excuse to keep watching it is that the cast is chock full of drop dead gorgeous ladies who seem to be allergic to clothing. Not that there's anything wrong with that. **
This just sucks. The jokes were plain dumb (c'mon! referring to the Bush Administration? Please your politics out of horror. It just doesn't belong there. thank you). The special effects are marginal at best. It isn't funny. It certainly isn't scary. The storyline is okay. The acting in this film is about the only horrifying thing about this movie. Truly not worth the bother.
I'm not sure who I hate more: the idiots who thought the finished product was a passable film, or myself for sitting through it. I've seen better films in high school classes. The acting is nonexistent, the production is terrible, there's no discernible plot... AWFUL.
Really bad acting, Secial Effects\make up, (although the spirits did look pretty awesome,) a major rip off from The Evil Dead, everything about it is bad. This is definitely a B-movie, and a good one, too. The story was actually good, and some scenes are somehow scary. Really bad, but I still liked it.
At times gory, inspired by the "The Evil Dead" series of films
Surprisingly pretty awesome.
The Slaughter revolves around a team of college students who earn extra cash by fixing up old houses in their spare time. However, when they take on a job repairing a spooky old house that has been abandoned for over 40 years, they get way more than they bargained for! Their activity within the house awakens an ancient she-devil who has been waiting for eons to return to power and enslave the world with evil . . . and she is very, very angry! Weird things start happening and everybody begins to freak out. The group's leader, Dana, keeps seeing a mysterious bloodied, crying woman everywhere she goes. The she-devil finally reveals herself and the students start disappearing one by one. The nerd of the group, Iggy, uses his laptop to research some strange old books they found in the basement and eventually figures out the reality of their situation. It's then a struggle for survival as the remaining students try and figure out a way to escape with their lives. I found this movie at the Dollar Store for the low, low cost of $2 . . . and much like Plasterhead it's one of the best buys I've ever made! Despite the massive amount of boobs you get to see in the opening 10 minutes of this film, which was a pleasant surprise, I was a little frightened that it was going to be crap. The acting was . . . interesting . . . and the effects weren't the greatest to start off. However, as the movie rolled along it just kept getting better and better. The acting was much like I mentioned in Plasterhead, that b-horror sort that is like, supposed to be kinda bad, which makes it good. Some of it was very porn like as well. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded and the effects actually turned out to be quite awesome! And of course the film had it's suspenseful moments, movies with evil she-beasts usually do. But probably my favourite aspect to this movie though, was how unexpectedly bloody funny it was! And not unintentional funny either. The main core of characters said and did a lot of funny shit in this movie, I was scared silly in one moment and "pissing my pants" laughing the next! It also had a really different and unexpected ending, this movie is really cool.
Effects- Juvenile. I've seen cell phone apps with better video affects.
Story line- About as trite as rain, but nowhere near as pretty.
Every "scary" part could be seen coming light years away.
Dialogue- Ugh.... sounds like it was written by a 14 year old with a thesaurus.
Characters- Seemingly developed by the same 14 year old.
Acting- Maybe the worst part of the movie.
In my opinion, it was the only thing worth attaching the word "horror" to in this flick.
People should really stop hiring strippers to act in their movies because they'll take their clothes off.
Actually, some people should just stop making movies.
Who gives people money to make these things anyhow?
Directing- This may have contributed to the poor acting.
It was clear toward the end of the movie that no one involved was able to take it seriously anymore.
I've seen worse, but not much.
The chimney scene was cute.