starring: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J and Christian Slater
I've first heard about this film from another slasher website claiming it as a great slasher-cum-thriller of sorts. Normally, I don't follow such comments as the last time I followed somebody else's opinion abou a movie, I ended up buying a DVD copy of "Honeymoon Horror (1982)". God knows I wanted to tear my eyes out.
But after a while, I read more and more positive remarks regarding the Mindhunters so I finally gave in and bought myself a copy, praying to God and all other religious fellers out there that may or may not exist that I don't have to hold a knife to my neck for doing the same mistake as Honeymoon Horror all over again.
|What a lively bunch!|
Their "assignment" for their stay is to follow the tracks of a serial killer monikered "The Puppetmaster" and stop him before another victim pops up. At first they all got settled in, having a few good time drinking, joking and making love in showers, but in the following morning, one of them got killed for real through an elaborate trap and they soon find out that someone insane is in the island with them, cutting all connections from the rest of the world with the intention of killing them all off.
|Oh God! That's just horrible...ly creative!|
To be frank, I think the kills are a little too good for a thriller; we get a victim frozen to death, some flying harpoons, cigarettes that literally kills you, Goldberg-esque traps (ala Final Destination), and the occasional knife stabbings, a fact that at times this film even made it for being creepy. The "Puppetmaster" even had his own theme song that our killer put to good use in a fairly disturbing scene.
|Oh shit, my childhood trauma's coming back...|
|I'll be suspicious of the woman if i were you...I___I|
1 female glimpsed drowning
1 cat found hanged and disemboweled
1 male had his lower body doused with liquid nitrogen, broke in half
1 male found beheaded
1 male got projected harpoons impaled his chest and neck
1 female accidentally ingests acid disguised as cigarettes
1 male knifed offscreen, later found hanging on a hook to his back
1 male found with throat slit
1 female found stabbed to death
1 male had a rigged gun malfunction and shot him in the face
1 male shot to the head