Small budgeted, but well done Comedy uses the same formula as Scream, but was first to do so. The characters in the film, for the most part, know they are in a 'horror' film, and one of them knows the rules that just might get them out alive. As they head up to a secluded cabin in the woods Mike, who has, "seen every horror film available on tape," tries to warn his friends, but of couse, it's too late. And after almost every female has lost her top, and every trick in the book is used, the monster attacks. Only when the character's take the situation too seriously in the last half hour does the movie lose any of it substance. *** stars out of ****
The DVD presents the film in it's original widescreen aspect ratio of approximately 1.77:1. The transfer is anamorphic and boasts some nice colors, deep blacks, and overall pleased me. Especially for a movie of such a limited budget.
The sound is good, again, for such an old movie, with a low budget, don't expect too much. But I didn't notice an hissing or noise that would distract the viewer. The only complaint would be that sometimes dialogue isn't always that great sounding, but again, low budget.
Extras Include --- Audio Commentary by director Rolfe Kanefsky and cast members; I found the track to be rather entertaining. They touch on many aspects of the movie, ane never seem dull or bored. Deleted Footage and bloopers; The deleted scenes are merely longer cuts of existing scenes, although they add relatively nothing to the film, they are nice to have. The bloopers are a real treat, and it is funny to see the actor's really messing up their lines. Theatrical Trailer, which I found to be rather funny; Production Stills, show many different stills from behind the scenes that I enjoyed; Storyboard-to-film comparisons, they were interesting, and for a change, we could see them on the same screen; Auditions and rehearsals were funny, however I found it rather funny only the women are asked to appear naked...(to test physical aspects to see if they could handle the stunts)
Overall I think Image Entertainment did a good job, and Rolfe Kanefsky deserves much credit for caring about a film he did so long ago. If only more film-makers would be so passionate about their original work. The DVD has good picture, good sound, and a ton of extra features, this one is a no brainer.
Out of *****
MOVIE *** out of ****