Tuesday, 14 February 2012
DVD review: Sleepover Nightmare (Video 2005)
A couple of friends party wildly at a vacation house. While they're drinking and having the time of their lives, an escaped mental patient stalks the party, killing anyone who parts from the gang. As the night falls, the remaining partyers find themselves trapped inside the house with a mad serial killer outside, just waiting to kill the rest of them off. Sleepover Nightmare is written and directed by Boon Collins. The acting is pretty decent, the pacing is pretty good and it´s pretty well shot and edited but the low budget is evident. There is a little bit of gore (partly done with poor CGI) but most of the potentially really gory stuff happens off screen (for instance a scene with a outboard motor comes to mind). The lack of gore and nudity is a major letdown, they are keystones for a good slasher flick according to me.
This review is based on the DVD released by Velocity Home Entertainment.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. Sleepover Nightmare is not a good flick, it has several flaws of which the lack of gore and T & A are the biggest. And even it has a pretty good pacing it gets pretty boring thanks to the lack of the factors I´ve already mentioned.