Saturday, November 28, 2009

Film Review: Cheerleader Massacre (2003)

Review by: Rick Romanowski
Director: Jim Wynorski
Writer:Lenny Juliano

This movie was one of those movies where it completely fooled me into thinking that it was a cheesy 80's slasher flick, based on the cover, but it wasn't. It was quite possibly one of the worst slasher films that I have ever seen. The film is about a group of cheerleaders and two potheads who escape to a desolate cabin, in the cold woods, for a weekend getaway. However, things get extra chilly when they start to get murdered by an unknown killer. At the same time, the local sheriff's department is hunting down a dangerous killer.

1. The Acting. Boy was it cheap and horribly bad; it felt unnatural. None of the actors seemed as though they tried to perform with good intentions and therefore they seemed silly and tired. Everybody was bad; so I won't point out specific people, but I will say is that the stoners did a horrible job as well as the police.

2. The Plot. This story had set up a perfect storyline for good ol' fashion slasher flick, but instead they peppered it with plot-holes, useless and unnecessary scenes and an overall stupid back-story to the killer's intentions. The ex-con virtually served no purpose in the movie aside from being a useless plot device. There was random and unnecessary sex and nudity sprinkled throughout it. As for the killer's intentions, lets just say it was stupid and it makes no sense as to why she/he is killing young girls.

Overall, this movie, in the sense of plot, character development and performance, was a huge disappointment and a waste of my time. What I thought would have been a great slasher flick turned out to be one of the worse movies that I have ever seen. The acting was really bad and wooden, there was hardly any sense in the plot and there was no emotion to this film. For me, this movie was pitiful and utterly horrible.


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