US (dir. John Simpson)
Cast: Brennan Bailey, Fernanda Dorogi, Jessica Lucas, Karley Scott Collins, Katheryn Winnick, Keir O’Donnell, Kevin Gage, Laura Breckenridge, Preston Bailey, Reid Scott, Rena Owen, Tad Hilgenbrink
Synopsis: Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls’ childhoods.
Review: What begins as a somewhat decent horror movie escalates into a really terrifying horror movie… but then rapidly decends into stupid faux torture gore horror. This movie is essentially a mash-up of “Valentine” and that one installment of “Saw” where they attach those chains to that cop lady and then the chains pull her apart. So that pretty much sums up the climax of the movie. I really feel that this movie only has one redeeming part, and that would be the scenes with the clown in the house chasing the babysitter. It was messed up, to put it bluntly. It was well done, and very scary. However I cannot say the same about the rest of the movie. Also the main lunatic guy was kinda lame. He gets sent to an insane asylum for torturing a rat as part of a school project? Geez… what if it was just a biology project and he got sent away for nothing? Lame.
Also there appears to be a large gap about halfway in the movie that fails to explain how one of the women ends up in a maze-like underground mansion that she “thought” was a police trauma station. Because apparently she lives in a world where trauma support stations are in dimly lit underground tunnels accessible only by a 50 foot ladder. Lame.
And on a side note; how is that horror movie actresses always easily navigate through maze-like surroundings, particularily underground? Am I to believe that all women have an internal GPS navigation system? Lame.