all saw it coming, the BIG JOE'S movie review section, and it is
finally here. To start our little adventure into the unreal, I have
chosen an underdog in the SLASHER cata-GORY!!!!!!
...... "SLAUGHTER HIGH".
The title alone makes you stop and
go, "HELL YES", and watching it will only strengthen your opinion of
it. Since this is the first review, lets get to know what a good
slasher film is. A good slasher film contains three main things: a
visually appealing killer, a likeable cast, and believable
situations. This film contains all of these and is enhanced by the
visually stunning set, an abandoned, rundown school. The
perfect setup for a blood bath of suspense and shock filled moments.
The killer, Marty, dons a jesters mask, accented by small bells that
jingle. These add to the suspense. You hear him, but is
he really there?
picks up pretty fast, and doesn't stop until the end. Marty was the
butt of a joke that had a disfiguring affect. Not only physically
but mentally. Now he is mean, mad and looking to get even. The
deaths in this film are outstanding, well lit, well shot, not short
little choppy deaths of 2 second footage of a knife going through a
chest, and that crap. With a few multi-stage murders, such as a
ridding lawn mower being dropped on a mans legs. Why couldn't
he just hold it up? Well, it is hard to do when a crazy little
bastard, is cutting your wrist and forearms with a rusty knife. The
mower comes crashing down, sending gushes of blood spewing out of
each side of it, very appealing. Other deaths include a crucifixion
to a door, stomach blown up to spill out intestines, knife through
seat of car pinioning the driver, acid bath in a tub that would
clean anyone to the BONE, submersion in sump hole,(smelly)!!!!!!!
LOL, and an electrocution or two, with a few other goodies.! Other
things that make this movie
work are the
actual punk ass kids, that turned Marty into what he is today. They
are so UN-likeable, but convincing. They don't appear to be
reading cue cards, but are far from an Emmy. But non the less, you
begin to hate them and see how mean they truly are, and you find
yourself rooting for the bad guy (I KNOW I DO)! When the blood has
been shed, and all are dead, the killer unmasks himself, then we
slip into a world of dreams, and surreal situations (A complete rip
off from maniac). Screaming, Marty wakes up in a hospital, face
bandaged and body scarred, was it all a dream, did it happen, will
it happen? When the credits roll and the main theme song sounds, we
know this much, Marty has killed his nurse, then looking towards the
camera, proceeds to rip off his face. It sounds confusing but it
thing is for sure, it makes you pray to God the geek you picked on
in school doesn't remember you. And if you where the geek, this film
just might give you a few ideas.!!!!!!!!!!! big joe.
3 out of 5 WHACKS WITH MY HAMMER
should i get it?