Tuesday, October 25, 2011
2011 October Horror Movie Challenge Movie 54: A Brush with Death
This is a movie about two brothers and their controlling, abusive father. The movie flashes back between the past (the year 1955, when the family living in a farmhouse was massacred) and the present, where a group of spoiled rich college girls are taking a weekend trip to stay in the summer house owned by the uncle of one of the girls, and this summer house just happens to be conveniently located next door to the farmhouse where the massacre occurred many years before. Gee, I wonder if something bad will happen to the girls this weekend? This movie is kind of a mess, with flashbacks that come out of nowhere and muddle the plot, and sometimes it's almost impossible to tell when something is a flashback and when it's supposed to be the present-day, but I kind of like it in spite of its flaws. The gore is pretty well-done, the acting is better than I expected it to be (it's bad, but I've seen worse) and even though the plot is kind of a convoluted mess, it still wasn't bad to sit back and watch a bunch of college girls get picked off one by one by a nasty killer on a sadistic mission. All in all, it could have been a lot worse and I wound up enjoying the time I spent watching this movie.