Cast:Edward Furlong, Lance Henriksen, Mercedes McNab, Tony Todd
Murder, mystery and mayhem as B movie fan, Adam Waltz, wins Walk on Role in a film Featuring Scream Queen, Cassie Blue. Thinking his luck had changed for the better he steps into chaos with a killer loose and no one on the production safe. Adams role gets bigger with the murder of an actress, studio chief's (Henriksen) low-budget thriller becomes big with the new publicity... Everyone is a suspect. Who is the killer? Why are they doing this? and who is next?
The opening scene of the film is shot and black and white sets the mood for what looks like a stylish horror flick but it doesn't last as once the scene is over it switches to present day but there is no doubting the scene had an impact on grabbing my attention. The rest of the movie is a mix of slasher horror and some light humor. The film is about horror fanboy Adam Waltz, who has just followed his ex-girlfriend all the way from Virginia to Los Angeles, wins a one-line walk-on roll in the studio's latest effort "The Pirate Wench," where he quickly becomes affiliated with the cast of crew. Soon after, a masked killer starts bumping people off who are in some way affiliated with the studio. Who is doing it? Why are they doing it? And how is this connected to the 1950s slaying? The script does a good job of not giving the killer away which helps keep the interest level high. I thought they could of played the film more straight but the humor works as well so it was never a distraction. The one thing that made the film better was the cast, Lance Henriksen gives a great performance as always as the troubled studio head Connor Pritchett, who who uses the first murder as a way to get more publicity for the film. I was never a big fan of Edward Furlong but he does a good job here as the lead. The rest of the cast is very good as well,each giving their character some purpose. The direction is well done as well and I look forward to seeing what Director, Josh Eisenstadt might have in store next. Some of you that might be expecting an all out gore-fest might be disappointed but if taken as a light horror film then I am sure you will find it as enjoyable as I did. Released by North American Motion Pictures. *** 1/2 Out Of *****