Thursday 15 November 2012

DVD review: Fright Flick (2011)

On the set of the low-budget slasher film ‘Fright Flick’, people resent the director Laurent (Richard Curtin) having cast the talentless Debbie (Jennifer Garner) as the lead actress solely because of her big chest. Debbie is then attacked and killed in her room, although her body is never found. Two years later, the same film crew sign into a motel to make ‘Fright Flick Part 3’. There are resentments among the crew, including the accusation that Laurent has plagiarised the idea for the original film’s script. As shooting begins, a mystery figure begins killing the film crew one by one. Fright Flick is written by Todd Jenkins and Israel Luna who also is the director. The acting is pretty good, it´s nicely shot and edited. While it is a slasher at heart it does have plenty of tongue in cheek comedy. A couple of the kills are quite creative and there are noticeable homages to Halloween II and Friday the 13th.  It´s gory, it´s all impressive practical fx and I love it but a couple of the kills do occur off screen. The gore fx looks good although there is one exception when a head is being popped off by an accelerating car. There is plenty of T & A, almost all of it occurs in the opening scenes courtesy of busty (looks like silicon valley) Jennifer Garner and we´re talking gratuitous topless nudity....
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Vicious Circle Films.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot, it´s very entertaining. Fright Flick is pretty straightforward, it makes the most of its limited budget and manages to deliver most things you’re looking for from a slasher movie. Recommended to fans of the slasher genre.  


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