starring: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian and Gwynn Galitzer
While most horror-enthusiasts (or to be more precise, most people) I know don't like musicals, I for one enjoy them in a tolerable way.
Countless are the times I sing-along to movies like Grease, Hairspray and Mamma Mia, and it is always a daydream fulfilled to see music and mayhem together in the form of a horror musical, though I can only name three (or four) titles that got me loving their catchy tune all the while being thrilled by their bloodletting and horror imagery: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, REPO! The Genetic Opera, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. (The fourth would be Splatter Disco, but I find it hard to see their songs to be that memorable as much as I find the film funny).
I was expecting REPO! style musical mayhem but all I got is an emo-bands jamming in the woods, trying to use the isolation of the forest to get a clear head and write an inspired hit. Only, not all of the members are up for the idea and they only tagged along to do what most hormone-active teenagers do: have sex and get drunk. In luck, they are followed by a van owned by their girlfriends and girl friends, leading to the usual campground trysting and upsetting emo-lead since his plan isn't working out. However, the worse is about to come when what appears to be a killer pilgrim in a hat, armed with a deadly sledgehammer, arrives and sets on offing them one by one. You can pick up what would happen from here on.
In fact, if it wasn't for the confused attempt to make this to a musical, this would have been a decent, if not over-the-top, backwoods thrill film. I can't say if it's a bad film, cuz, I kinda liked it since it did made me laugh as an unintentional cheese-fest, but seeing it is trying to be a straight horror mixed with a form of higher art with barely workable results, it's not worth recommending. I'm just gonna say that, if you are planning on seeing it, don't expect too much and don't take it too seriously. If you do managed to like it, I'll be more than honored to shake your hand and buy you a drink. On the house!
1 female killed, arm lopped off
1 female killed offscreen with sledgehammer
1 female had her face bashed with sledgehammer
1 male and 1 female bludgeoned to death with sledgehammer
1 female killed offscreen
1 female brained with sledgehammer
1 male ran through sledgehammer, beaten on the head
1 blind male brained with rock
1 male found choked on cellphone
1 male found with a keyboard impaled to his neck
1 male brained with sledgehammer (hallucination)
1 female bludgeoned on the back with sledgehammer and left for dead