Plot: Nick is studying serial killers in college with his best friend Jim. But Nick is a bit too into it. And when Jim is about to leave to write for Rolling Stone Magazine, he decides he’s going to throw him a going away party, with a twist. It’s going to be one hell of a party, that no one will forget, if they survive that is.
Nick starts setting up for the party and is ready with everything he needs by the time all of the guests arrive. They all get there on time, but Jim is nowhere to be found, making everyone suspicious. But, they all agree that he’ll be there later, and decide to have fun without him. This involves drinking, eating, playing Twister, etc. The only thing is that some of the guests are leaving without any goodbyes or anything. Is this just coincidence, which means everything is alright, or is there something terribly wrong with this party?
Review: Everything is done well with this movie. The acting is amazing, especially by Jason Mewes (who once again plays an awesome pothead), Glenn Quinn (the amazingly portrayed teacher), and Rick Otto (Nick). For a low budget film like this they sure have a great cast. The great acting is added to superb directing, where the director, Mark Anthony Galluzzo, is able to use older tricks to make this movie amazing and eerie. He even speeds up time in a couple of scenes with some amazing camera work. His style of directing works perfectly for this movie.
It is said that this movie is loosely based upon a Hitchcock story “Rope”, which would explain a lot. This movie is kind of like a modern day Hitchcock film, and it works well for this movie. The deaths aren’t too bad, but they aren’t the best deaths I’ve ever seen. The script/storyline is great though, because the story is set up perfectly, it makes you feel compassion for the characters, you believe that everything is actually happening and it’s not just a movie, and you just get fully into the movie. That’s one thing I love about this movie.
Overall: Overall, this movie definitely is a great modern horror movie. What’s cool is the fact that it’s an indie film. Lions Gate really does do a good job in selecting which movies they would like to distribute, because I think they have a gem on their hands with this one. That being said, I highly recommend you checking this movie out and ignoring the few negative reviews. This movie isn’t for everyone, but if you like this type of movie, then you’ll love it.
Rating: 8 out of 10