The film lifts chunks of narrative and scenarios from better movies, too. The opening sequence, which features Jaime Pressly (TV's My Name Is Earl ) in a cameo, cops the opening scene from the original Scream, in which Drew Barrymore met her demise. But Pressly is no Barrymore, and Furlong is scary for all the wrong reasons.
In fact, the only truly scary thing about this movie is the depth to which Furlong's career has fallen. One remembers him as the sassy kid from
T2, not to mention in more than a few films in which he was quite good, including
opposite Jeff Bridges;
Before and After
opposite Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson; and the John Waters cult favorite
Pecker. Here he's probably no worse than the material. The material is awful.
Cast: Ed Furlong, Andrew Keegan, Susan Ward, Brian Geraghty, Laura Ramsey, Nicole Bilderbeck, Daniel Franzese and Jaime Pressly
Director: Kelsey T. Howard
Screenwriters: Eugene Hess, Paul Lawrence and Paul T. Murray
Producers: Kelsey T. Howard and Todd Nealey
Rating: Rated R for strong sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality
Running time: 88 min.
Release date: October 27, 2006