Sunday, July 10, 2011

CUT (2000)

After spending the majority of my weekend at Blobfest 2011, it was nice to sit down and enjoy a movie last night. My choice was the year 2000 slasher CUT.

Plot/ A group of film students attempt to finish a horror movie that stopped production years earlier when the director was killed. Unaware that every attempt to complete the picture coincided with the murders of those involved, the students return to the original location in an isolated part of the country. When filming begins, so do the killings.

After spending the majority of my youth enjoying the 1980s, I have to admit that I love the slasher movie! While over time the genre has changed, it does have its moments. This movie falls somewhere into this same ideal, not overly original, but it does have its moments. While some of it is cliché, it boasts a nice mixture of slasher, mystery and comedy. The acting is solid, with Molly Ringwald playing her role as a washed up B Movie actress perfectly!  The atmosphere and effects are also solid and make the movie a lot better than it probably should have been. However, there are some flaws. The script is uneven and riddled with holes, there are some editing issues that transition scenes in a choppy manner and really it is way too short. However, in the end, this entertaining and campy throwback was better than expected. I would definitely think it is worth watching for horror or slasher fans.

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