Night School, Killer Party, Evil Laugh, etc... any good?

Discussion in 'General' started by vampyr789, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2000
    Messages:
    9,395
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Canada
    I've reviewed both on the site, but I really love Eyes of a Stranger. Great slasher flick, one that's just on the cusp of the upper echelon of the sub-genre. Great setting, Savini effects work, stylish direction, Jennifer Jason Leigh and some nasty kills. Doesn't get enough love.

    Dead & Buried has its admirers, but it's a cold film without characters to really latch onto. Well directed and a good concept, though. I just never really connected with it.
     
  2. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Texas
    Is Cannibal Ferox any good? What do y'all think of it?
     
  3. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,457
    Likes Received:
    135
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Texarkana
    I remember renting the VHS under the title "Make Them Die Slowly" and the only reason why was because of the warning about some high number of kills. Man, was I disappointed at the time. I watched it again recently and found it slightly more enjoyable only because I knew what I was in for. I dunno, it's better than most jungle cannibalism films, but I'm not a huge fan of those to begin with.
     
  4. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,696
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I found it to be slightly better than CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST but that may be because I saw it first...this is more of the same. Just be warned that this also has animals being killed for gory filler. Just plain lazy, if you ask me.
     
  5. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    7,175
    Likes Received:
    808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Canada
    Holy shit! I can't believe Killer Party isn't talked about more often, or that I'd even really heard anything about it previous. Pretty much Hell Night meets Evil Dead 2, and so much damn fun! I enjoyed the fact that it swapped genres as it moved along, which usually doesn't work, but here it did - keeping the pace frantic and always engaging. This horror-comedy should have been a staple if you ask me.
     
  6. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    352
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Farmingdale, New York
    Deathdream, The Toolbox Murders, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Silent Scream, and Night School are great films, Deathdream being my favorite out the bunch. Killer Party (it has been several years since I saw it) was not all that. The comedy fell flat and the transition from slasher film to supernatural/demonic possession film was done very poorly, it pretty much just morphs into a totally different film in the last 20 minutes or so. When it comes to demonic/slasher/comedy hybrids I would go with Prom Night II. But that is just me.
     
  7. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Horror
    That's fair enough, although I feel the performances are strong enough to overcome some of the character weaknesses.

    Also- it's a pretty shocking little movie. With a surprising brutal streak.

    I think it's a bit underrated, personally.


    I did everything I could to talk it up. It was much better than it had any right to be. It certainly has a better late-middle, early-ending than Hell Night (though HN definitely had the superior final 3 minutes).
     
  8. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    DuPage County, Illinois
    satans-sadists and Angelman like this.
  9. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    that's good news. i still haven't picked it up. I bought the Killer Party dvd-r a few months ago, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. After reading Rhett's (remember him?) review, I wasn't expecting too much, but for whatever reason it really worked for me.
     
  10. TheWZA

    TheWZA Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Yes! I've been hoping Night School would eventually come from Warner Archive!

    Let's all agree to buy the fuck out of this one so they do Killer Party next. Okay cool everybody agrees then.
     
    russweiss likes this.
  11. loutoad23

    loutoad23 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28

    Im from Boston, so I get a huge amount of enjoyment checking out the way the city looked then. it's also an excellent movie, def day one Purchase!
     
  12. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,585
    Likes Received:
    1,118
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I forget, are these pressed discs?
     
  13. Matt89

    Matt89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,672
    Likes Received:
    944
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Toronto
    Yeah they are.

    I really wanna pick this up, so many obscure slashers/horror films have come out recently or are scheduled for release (Humongous, One Dark Night, Madhouse, The Slayer, Silent Scream, Hell Night, Night Warning, The Mutilator...)

    ~Matt
     

Share This Page