Friday, March 23, 2012

Fear Friday - A Little Something Different

This week's Fear Friday is a replay of one of the early Fear Friday selections. You'll notice the review is in a different format than now. The movie choice was posted on Monday along with a standard 5 questions to answer about the movie. Then on Friday the review was posted along with this Vixen's answers to the questions. Everyone was encourage to watch the movie and leave their answers and thoughts to the questions. It's kinda fun and I'm thinking of offering one movie selection a month this way. Let me know what you think!

Come on in all you Hep Dolls and Ghoulish Gals for another Fear Friday. Every Friday The Lounge will offer up a movie for your enjoyment. The movies will be a wide variety from the horror genre. From vintage to classic to slasher to thriller to the just plain cheesy. So get the popcorn popped, kill the lights and get ready for a little fright. This weeks selection...

Fear Friday - All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Tagline - Everyone is dying to be with her. Someone is
               killing for it.
               It's the kind of party where everyone gets
               This Summer Love Kills

Directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness and 50/50) and released in 2006 by Occupant Films (Rated R).

While this movie was a little slower pace and not a huge gore factor (compared to most of today's movies) I found it creepy and suspenseful in it's simplicity. The look and feel of the movie is the real winner here. Set in the middle of nowheresville Texas our teens spend the night in an old southern styled mansion that looks so out of place in the desolate landscape. The movie had a slight worn and occasionally blurred look to it that added to the feel.

There were plenty of things here that lend to a fun horror film. Signs that say "Last gas for 150 miles", lonely back roads, excessive drug use, lots of cat fights, alcohol, sex, firearms, bodies strategically placed for final scene and a nice big twist at the end. All in all I enjoyed it.
  • Did this movie make you jump, yawn or laugh? There was a little jump and a little laugh. While it was a bit slower pace it was an interesting watch with a little cheese factor for laughs. 
  • Did you like or dislike the monster/villain? I didn't find him all that interesting until the twist came then the Villains become more interesting to watch.
  • If you were one of the characters in the movie which one would you be? I would really hope I was none of these characters. They were really an unlikable bunch but I guess that's why we don't mind seeing them disappear one by one. 
  • If the monster/villain could have had one superpower what should it have been? One of our villains seemed to already have superpowers. They ran super fast and had the power to charm their victims. What more do you need?
  • What was the best line or scene in the movie? Best line...While everyone is sitting in the living room not really bothered by the fact that two of their friends have gone missing, Chloe has a sudden over the top outburst regarding one of them. "He's drunk and he's in a truck and he's got a gun. OK, that's bad!" Well said Chloe. 
So if you've seen this one let's us know what you thought, your answers and if you would like to see this review style once a month. Enjoy!

Take a look at the original trailer (beware spoilers)...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The main ranch house in the film used to belong to Hilary Duff's family.
2. Hilary Duff memorabilia from Casper Meets Wendy was found by the crew during principal photography.
3. Fire ants were an enormous problem for the cast and crew during the shoot.
4. Local legend has it that John Wilkes Booth evaded capture in Virginia after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln and was the caretaker on the ranch property. He told the property owners his true identity as he was dying. They buried him in an unmarked grave next to the oak tree which Mandy Lane walks by to see Garth.
5. The Ranch used for shooting had a cemetery with over 60 graves from the 1800s next to the house. The graves were from a town, which no longer exists.
6. A little girl died in the upstairs bedroom in the ranch house after asphyxiating. Locals claim she still haunts the house. It is claimed a little girl in a white dress was seen several times in the ranch house during night shoots, even though there were never any children on set.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this movie!!! I need to find a dvd copy to own, I liked it THAT much:)