Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Nightmare Weekend for the Both of Us: Scream (1981)

Scream (1981) (AKA "The Outing")
Rating: 0
Starring:  Pepper Martin, Hank Worden, Ethan Wayne

With their rafts missing and no other way out of town, a group of rafters find themselves being hunted down by something (and I emphasize something) prowling in a ghost town after one of them was murdered while camping in that night.

I wish I could say more than that but, yeah, this is everything Scream is about, which why it wasn't that hard to imagine such a film like this is so forgettable and unlikable. Bad acting, uninteresting characters, uninspired cinematography, dim cinematography, and a total lack of scares and blood are the usual culprits you see in a dull horror movie, and this film had it all ticked off the box! I saw nothing to make up for these flaws. Not even some nudity to spice it up! (And yet, an R-Rating. For what?! An implied beheading?) There's also a personal frustration that we can't even figure out what killing these people; It took like forever before we reach its unexciting conclusion to at least hint that what's killing them is something supernatural, but was it even worth it? Hell no.

This has to be one of the worst slashers I've seen in my life, let's just keep it at that! I suggest taking this short review's word for it and avoid this film if you value your money, your life and especially your sanity.

Wait, the last two meant the same thing, right? Meh, my brain's a mush thanks to this film, so go figure...

1 male hanged
1 male hacked to death offcamera
1 male hacked to death with cleaver
1 male killed offcamera
2 males found dead
1 male decapitated with an axe
1 male hacked through the neck with a scythe
Total: 8

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