Monday 6 August 2012

DVD review: Slaughterhouse Phi: Death Sisters (Video 2006)

A clueless sheriff tries to solve a year old missing person report in a local sorority. Kayla (Kelly Musson) disappeared during the "Tri Phi´s" annual initiation and has yet to be found. Brit (Heather Jacobsson) , the president of of Phi, Phi Phi, is in her senior year, has her legacy to worry about and with rush season rapidly approaching she wants to put the disappearance behind her. Can some lies be told forever? Will the past stay buried? Has Kayla returned from the grave to exact her revenge on the "Tri Phi´s"? Who will win the ultimate battle of Mean vs.Evil? Slaughterhouse Phi: Death Sisters is written by Patrick Burdine and directed by Lewis Schoenbrun. The acting is hilariously bad, the one exception being the sleazy and creepy photographer played by Jed Rowen. The camerawork and editing is decent but it´s very evident that this was made on a low, low budget. For some reason, for dramatic effect I guess, the director makes heavy use of slow motion which is just annoying. People falling and running in slow motion and so on, it´s a trick to padd out the flicks running time. The movie could use some editing there´s not an ounce of suspense in it and all you do is wait for kills. One of the few bright spots is that it´s gory, some kills takes place off screen but there are several that occurs on screen. I was actually taken a bit by surprise that this movie is as gory as it is. It´s all old school practical fx and for the most part it looks pretty good. The make-up fx design for the killer is pretty good. The killers sickle  looks very fake, is it made of balsawoood?  Strangely there is no T & A but several of the girls appear in their underwear but that´s it.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Razor Digital Entertainment.
Rating: 1 out of 7. Slaughterhouse Phi: Death Sisters is a mediocre slasher but it does get points for not being afraid to pour on with the red stuff...


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