Sunday, February 8, 2015

Scar (2007)

Starring: Angela Bettis, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Devon Gray

Homicidal Maniac: Ben Cotton as Bishop and a surprise

Run Time: 1:23:49

Quick Synopsis:  Years after murdering the serial killer who kidnapped her, Joan  Burrows comes back home to find similar murders happening once again.

This just not a good movie.  I know this isn't the best way to start a review but I don't really have much to say on it.  It was really just a bland movie that created very little entertainment value.  I didn't think up movie where 9 people were tortured and killed could be considered uneventful, but somehow the filmmakers found a way to do it.  There is very little suspense, not because they did not create suspense, but rather they didn't know how to create it.  They couldn't pull off a cheap jump scare.  The dialogue and delivery is bad, but not in a campy way that brings the audience any entertainment.  The twist is able to create some paradox where nothing that happen before hand foreshadowed it or made it rational but somehow it was still extremely predictable.  Its just bad cliched dialogue that anyone who has watched a handful of horror movies could put together.  I understood what they were trying to do with the camera-work and editing but once again it just fell flat.  Trying to find some positives is tough.  If I was forced to say something nice I guess that I would go with the fact that some of the torture scenes will make you cringe the way they are supposed to make you cringe.  Overall this is a boring, unoriginal awful horror movie. 

Fun Fact: Although the film is set in Ovid, Colorado, the actual filming takes place in  Alberta, Canada. 

Hidden Gem:  There is a Wolf Man poster in Olympia's room.

Total Kill Count: 9
April- Kristen Kowalski (21:35) Cut Up Offscreen Gore Rating: 3
Howard- Brandon Jay McLare (35:12) Cut Up Offscreen Gore Rating: 6
Susan- Tegan Moss (40:55) Tortured/Neck Broken Gore Rating: 9
Brian- Carey Feehan (39:03) Tortured Offscreen Gore Rating: 6
Jeff- Christopher Titus (50:41) Throat Slit Gore Rating: 7
Officer Lucas- Cris Nannarone (50:17) Throat Slit Offscreen Gore Rating: 6
Bishop- Ben Cotton (1:00:50) Blood Drained Gore Rating: 6
Sandra- Monika MarLee (1:13:22) Tortured/Suffocated Gore Rating: 7

Paul- Devin Graye (1:17:58) Face Sawed in Half Gore Rating: 8

            Horror Film: 3
            Entertainment: 1
            Gore: 8
            Overall: 3.75