Starring: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau and Raphaël Lenglet
|The only "thrill" in this "thriller"|
This is when I found out that the film's gonna be bad and not in a good way; just as My Bloody Valentine had that "love-triangle" sub-plot, we have the cowardly Loic eyeing on Chloe, while tough guy Guillaume isn't gonna have any of that even if he IS the ex. Should be interesting, but seeing Loic is such a whiner and Guallaume is a big jerk, I'm not sure myself if I wanna follow this sub-plot. In fact, I can't remember anyone in this movie that I actually cared enough to root for. Fred's a climber and that's it. Karine is Fred's girlfriend and that's it. Chloe's a doctor on a hiking trip with her friends who gets random flashbacks of some guy suffering from a stroke, seizure or something, and that's it. (it's more shallow than it sounds) They're paper-thin stereotypes that lacks any solidity and they're just fresh meat to be picked.
Fred gets dragged away by our killer, the group does ONE smart thing and decides NOT to split up. Well, for a while. Soon they did and it isn't too long before they do the usual "go inside the killer's house for shelter because they don't know it's the killer's house" routine and gets greeted by our backwoods nut, Anton.
It's here when we get our average slasher cliche, such as the killer feeding off from one of our characters for food and stuff, and it gets worse by the minute when our "protagonist" came back and fights off the killer. The same kid who have been bitching about his head for the first half of the movie. Then again, if you're gonna get killed off by one of your friends then might as well have your shine.
|Well, not too fun now, eh?|
|...Really? France...this is the best you can come up with?|
An angry monkey man? get out of mah face...
As a French backwoods slasher it has yet to do better. This isn't the first time they tried making one (Ogroff (1983) anyone?) But I'll be honest, I would prefer watching a Friday the 13th movie or a Wrong Turn entry, at least they TRY to be different while altogether familiar. Hell, even the 3rd entry of the Wrong Turn series is livelier than this!
1 female shot on the chest with an arrow
1 male dies from stab wounds
1 male falls to his death off a cliff
1 male gets an arrow shot through his head
1 female falls to her death