Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Horror Marathon: Part 2 - Return to Horror High (1987)

Well I truly wasn't expecting this. Never in my wildest nightmares did I expect to like this. It was a horror movie I hadn't seen and it was free to watch. Expectations were set low and then this movie proceeded to screw around with my head.

We get a film crew making a movie where a gruesome murder took place. However a serial killer starts picking off the crew. Where the movie get's fun is that some scenes are from the movie being made and others are being in reality, add to the fact that the aftermath is being told to by the police, it makes it rather cool to have the various levels of reality playing out.

Where it falls apart is that it get's a little to confusing and it feels that way because it's in love with it's own idea. However it still allows for some fun commentary on the movie making business.

Other than that the movie is covered with 80's cheese and a nice dollop of the red gore. Kills range from fairly boring to creative, and the range of characters were interesting enough to keep my interest level up. And yes a very young George Clooney is in this vehicle but don't expect too much from him.

Lovers of cheesy horror could do a lot worse. The fact that it tries something different should also be commended. Definitely enough entertainment for the Halloween season.

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