Friday, July 20, 2012

Fear Friday - A Killer Vacation

Fridays at Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection.

Fear Friday - A Perfect Getaway

Tagline - Let The Games Begin
               6 Strangers. 2 Killers. No Getting Away
               Everyone Needs A Place To Escape

Directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black and Below) and released on August 7, 2009 by Universal Studios (Rated R). Newlyweds Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) arrive in Hawaii for their honeymoon. Along the way to a secluded beach they meet Cleo and Kale (Marley Shelton and Chris Hemsworth) and Nick and Gina (Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez). Could one of these strangers be responsible for the murders back on the main island?

I really like this movie. More of a thriller than a horror film. The fear is set more in the paranoia of what or who might be around you. If you don't know how it ends then I think you'll find it's done well.

The scenery is beautiful. The acting can be a bit on the campy side but that makes for some fun and laughs. There are plenty of cute boys. Steve Zahn a long time favorite of mine, Timothy Olyphant is channeling a young Bill Paxton here and Chris Hemsworth looks quite good as a creepazoid.

I always enjoy watching this one. What do you think of it?

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1.Director David Twohy has been quoted in recent interviews as saying he had to battle with the studio to allow the movie to continue on with an R-rating instead of a PG-13 version.
2. In addition to working together on this film, Milla Jovovich and Timothy Olyphant have both worked on films that were adaptations of video games. Jovovich was in Resident Evil and its sequels; Olyphant was in Hitman.
3. In the movie Nick (Timothy Olyphant) makes a reference to Nicolas Cage. Olyphant previously worked with Cage on the set of Gone in Sixty Seconds.

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