Friday, July 31, 2009

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Today's movie is another straight to DVD feature, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. This one I definitely understand why. First let me give you a plot summary of this crappy movie and then I'll tell you why.

The orphan Mandy Lane is a beautiful, virgin and pure teenager raised by her aunt, desired by her schoolmates and a close friend of the outcast Emmet. After the death of their high school mate in a pool party, Mandy befriends Chloe, Marlin, Red, Bird and Jake. Red invites the group for a weekend party in the isolated ranch of his family, with all the boys disputing who would succeed in having sex with Mandy Lane. They meet the henchman Garth that takes care of the ranch and he asks the group to go easy on the drugs and booze. In the middle of the night, a stranger wearing a hood attacks Marlin in the barn; when Jake seeks her out, he faces the killer, beginning a night of bloodshed and terror.

This movie took forever to get going. And when it finally did there wasn't much to it. They tell you who the killer is half way through it and you don't really care. One of the major flaws with this film for me is the characters. None of them leave any type of lasting impression with the exception of Anson Mount who plays the ranch hand, Garth. To me he was the only believable character in this movie. It also does not help that Mandy Lane is supposed to be this beautiful girl that everyone wants and personally I believe her co-stars Whitney Able and Melissa Price are better looking than her. To be honest I didn't see the fascination with this girl at all and isn't that supposed to be the premise of this movie in the first place?

Very little gore in this flick. But as i've said before, horror movies don't necessarily need it but this film needed something thats for sure. There was no tension either. You knew when the killer was coming and what was going to happen when he did, that is except for the ending. I give this movie 2 Burning Skulls and the only reason its not a 1 or even a 0 for that matter was the twist at the end. I will not spoil it for you but it is a good one. Unfortunately that is the movie's only redeeming quality. Enjoy the trailer below and again, Pleasant Dreams

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