Low budget movie, supposedly “based on true events.” Five teenage girls (cheerleaders, natch) head to a relative’s mansion for the weekend, and decide instead to visit the house nearby where a young boy killed his sociopath brother. When one of the girls disappears, the other four have to scramble to avoid the same fate.
Maybe there’s a tongue-in-cheek quality I’m missing, but the female leads, who spend much of the movie scantily dressed, have no character development, no depth, and no redeeming qualities. I had trouble even telling them apart. With the exception of kindly Amber, they’re catty, vapid bimbos. They make statements like these: “Stupid blondes.” “Uh, you’re a blonde.” “Well I’m a dirty blonde.” “Yeah you are a dirty blonde.” Aside from that, the acting is terrible and the twist ending is predictable. And to top it all off, the title is a pun. Below is pretty much the movie in a nutshell:
The less than prudent decision to visit the rickety old house reminds me of when I was a kid and my friend Hope and I recorded ourselves making haunted house tapes. The plot was invariably a stranded person or couple with a broken down car, needing to use the phone in the creepy house up the street. The two premises are a bit different, but similar in production value, script, and delivery. Now I’m not saying don’t watch; I am saying if you’re looking for something you can poke fun at, perhaps with friends (my favorite horror movie buddies include my two sisters), this is a prime candidate. Check it out if you’re in the mood for some tomfoolery.