Today's horror movie is not a Fulci film. This film was written and directed by Jeff Buhler. I chose this film because one of its stars is "The Girl at the Video Game Store" herself, Olivia Munn. Other actors include Jesse Metcalfe, Kiele Sanchez, Peter Stormare and Kevin Sussman. So as you can see, nobody special and it was a direct to DVD film. I was very surprised by this movie, I was thinking it would be a low budget suck fest. (According to many movie sites, a lot of people did feel this way) But, personally I disagree. The effects were great and the story was pretty good too.
Metcalfe plays Jack, a man who pretends to be crazy in order to save his sister Lily (Sanchez) from being involuntarily hospitalized. Once inside the institute, the siblings discover that a doctor (Stormare) is using his patients like lab rats, forcing them to take a drug that turns them into flesh-eating psychopaths.
The thing is, the reason I don't think people like this movie is they don't notice that this movie is an homage to the entire horror genre in general. There is a killer in the film who is obviously a play on Hannibal Lector, Olivia Munn is a nurse named Nancy ala the Nightmare on Elm St series, a crazy guy named Loomis ala Halloween, hell the main characters name is Jack ala Cuckoo's Nest. I think the movie is actually genius. It is so simple and yet goes right over most people's heads. I definitely recommend it, if you've heard bad things don't believe them, check it out. 4 Burning Skulls. Enjoy the trailer, and again Sweet Dreams!!!
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