Most helpful positive review
Slightly tamer compared to the original but still fun
on 3 March 2014
Well the story line is as follows.
In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and burying him in the basement of their house, and he is locked in the attic alone along his childhood. When he is a teenager, he is sexually abused by his mother and she has a baby girl called Agnes. During Christmas, the deranged Billy escapes from his imprisonment, kills his mother and stepfather and blinds one eye of Agnes. He is declared insane and his sister is sent to an orphanage. In the present days, Billy escapes from the Clark Sanatorium to spend Christmas with his family. Meanwhile, his former house is the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house in the campus of the Clement University, and the housemother and the sisters Kelli Presley, Dana, Lauren Hannon, Megan, Heather, Megan Helms, Melissa and Eve Agnew are preparing the house for Christmas party in a stormy night.
i would have to say this is one of the better remakes of the stalk and slash films.firstly the acting was pretty darn good and it did not come across low budget or trashy (which some of these remakes have) the kill scenes were pretty decent and it had a slightly different ending compared to the original but i wont spoil it! glen Morgan directed this and in my opinion hes a pretty decent director and writer he was involved in FD1 AND FD3 and there pretty decent movies and the xfiles film which is also pretty cool! i did like the death scenes in this even though they are pretty similar to the original they are still well done with a appropriate amount of gore. one thing that is toned down in this from the original is the language i mean in the original film you hear the word "Cu*T" used alot and to be honest i think that was the first time id ever heard that language in a movie! (not saying its bad) but in the remake the language is pretty toned down which is fair enough!
but anyway id say this is one of the better remakes of a slasher that isant low budget and id say its a must to own for any stalk and slash fan !!