Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fright Flick (2011)

Fear 1/5
Gore 5/5
Entertainment 5/5
Creepiness 2/5
T&A Factor 5/5

Fright Flick is a glorious ode to the slasher film, a sterling throwback to the era's heyday. And it has all of the fantastical components which makes films of this ilk so goddamn great. Let me list the ways:

1. Over the top gore- check

Exhibit A: a pair of garden shears to the eyeholes

2. Laugh out loud dialogue- check

Exhibit B: 'Christ on a Kosher cracker. I am over it. It is hotter outside than Rosie O' Donnell's pussy in the Sahara Desert.'

3. T&A factor amped to 11- check

Exhibit C: A woman grabbing her 'enhancements' while belting out a blood curdling scream.

4. A cast of goofy characters, which includes at least one 'D' list star- check

Exhibit D: Chad 'Our House' Allen.

Our story centers around a filming crew, getting ready to start production on what else, a slasher film of course! What's the name of the film you might ask? 'Fright Flick' doubly of course course! From an eccentric director to two bitter screenwriters to bimbo and ditsy actresses to an over the top, flamingly gay makeup guy, this cast of whacky characters fumble and bumble their way through the process of making the third film in their series. They also dupe a church going lady into being their financier by claiming it's a religious film. Oh what a low down dirty shame!

So of course, production begins and people involved start getting the axe. And garden sheared. And decapitated. And run over by cars. Who is it you might ask? The two horribly bitter screenwriters? The scheming camera guy looking to get into the knickers of one of the actresses with the promise of more screen time? An angry actress who's not getting enough screen time? I won't reveal the character but I will say the woman make's Pamela Voorhees look like a Sunday school teacher.

Fright Flick is a prime example of why we love these types of horror films: silly plot, over the top dialogue, and just a gorrifically good time.

The film is directed by Israel Luna who's fast making a name for himself in my backyard of Dallas, TX. He's also the filmmaker behind Ticked Off Trannies With Knives, of which, I've heard great things about. Hoping to review that for the site, ASAP.

Anywhos, Fright Flick will be available for purchase via Breaking Glass Pictures (linky here) starting January 25th. I believe it will also be available to rent via your cable's On Demand service around that time as well. I'll confirm that and post an update soon.

Cortez the Killer

1 comment:

Grey @ The dARk HOurs Horror Podcast said...

that looks pretty good! Reminds me a little of Blood Night in that it seems to unabashedly pay homage to the vibe of classic 80s slashers. Thats cool with me!