Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Break Massacre - Review


Spring Break Massacre (2007) **
D: Michael Hoffman
C: Reggie Bannister, Linnea Quigley, Sarah Minnich, Leanne Vanmauelle, Bob Farster

Plot Synopsis: Sorority girls throwing a slumber party in a woodsy cabin find their fun disrupted by the boys and an escaped convict who is out to murder them all.

PROS:

-The people behind Spring Break Massacre have obviously seen The Slumber Party Massacre, Cheerleader Massacre and Sorority House Massacre a number of times. This ultra low budget slasher homage is filled with all kinds of knowing references to the films that inspired it. 

-The opening sequence is presented in grainy style similar to watching one of these films on either VHS or at an old grindhouse theater. 

-The dialogue is purposely bad. 

-There's a clever scene in which the guys try to discuss what girls do at a slumber party that plays up to the ridiculous T&A aspects of the films that inspired it. 

-You have Bob Farster who hilariously plays one of the creepiest next door neighbors you could ever imagine. Having a neighbor like Farster, it should be clear that these girls should've gone somewhere else for spring break! 

CONS:

-Spring Break Massacre isn't able to maintain that ingenuity from start to finish. 

-After awhile, instead of being that fun homage that it started out as, it turns into a by a numbers slasher in which characters run around, making stupid decisions, getting killed in uninspired ways all before a groan inducing plot twist is revealed!

Overall: Spring Break Massacre originally sets out to be a fun, humorous take on Roger Corman's Massacre related titles, but ends as a dull ripoff. [Not Rated] 77 mins.

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