Thursday 16 May 2013

Review: Hayride (2012)

Steven Summers (Jeremy Ivy) returns home to southern Alabama from college with his girlfriend Amanda to attend his uncle's annual Haunted Hayride. Unaware that an escaped killer is on the loose, Steven will soon face the real life embodiment of PITCHFORK, a character his uncle created for the Hayride and Steven's childhood tormentor. Steven will soon realize that not all childhood fears are imagined when the legend of Pitchfork suddenly becomes dangerously real... Hayride is written and directed by Terron R. Parsons. The acting is pretty good. Some of the editing is a bit shaky during a few scenes but for the most part it and the camerawork is good. The soundtrack is good. There´s a overlong flashback that could have benefitted by a bit of editing. There´s brief gore, the highlight probably being death by chainsaw. A few of the kills are on screen and fx are both practical and computer rendered but most of the kills are off screen. That said there are a couple of nice and inspired moments in this, the best is when a guy dressed up in a Jason hockeymask mets his end. There´s noT & A in this.
Release date: 5/7/2013 from Midnight Releasing.
This review is based upon an passwordprotected online screener provided by Midnight Releasing.
Rating: 1 out of 7. Hayride was kinda dull and a bit boring. There are some good stuff they are few and too far between so save your time and money.


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