Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dollar Bin Film - "Hack!"

Wanting to raise their grades, a handful of college kids are randomly selected for a field trip to study wildlife, but don't get the chance as cliché horror film-style murders occur.

Heres what In thought when I first bought this film, "Sweet! A film with William Forsythe, can't be that bad, can it?" My thoughts after I watched the film, "I want the last 89 minutes of my life back!" Everything in this movie is a bad horror cliché, and I mean EVERYTHING. From the character's names (Mary Shelley and Vincent King), to the horror movie-style killings, to the teenagers themselves (the jock, the black guy, the gay guy, the slut, the dork...must I continue?) The story itself is weak. Take away all the stupid horror movie ripoffs, and your left with a bunch of kids getting killed by a crazy couple...that's so original. Yes, this is supposed to be a horror comedy, but it's just not funny at all.


Jonny Metro said...

I'm right there with you, Rhonny. I reviewed this film on my blog back in December, and thought it was a real stinker. The filmmakers thought they were being clever and witty by dropping all of those horror movie references, but really it just showed their utter lack of imagination. Which is a real shame, because I was really looking forward to seeing Winnie Cooper being stalked by a psychopath. Luckily for me, I watched it free on Netflix Watch Instantly and didn't waste any of my hard-earned scratch.


Rhonny Reaper said...

lol I got it in a 3 pack, but the other films in it were pretty good. I just thought all the movie rip-off where cheesy as hell, ant not the good 80's cheese, just really stinky bad cheese :(

Cheesemeister said...

I actually kind of liked the deliberate use of cliches. But then again, there is no accounting for taste on my part, I suppose!