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Final Exam: the "final" slasher you need to see
on 3 May 2015
A knife wielding killer stalks and kills the students at a university.
Possibly the most average slasher film in history, not bad just very so-so. The story is quite strange, the first scenes are of a killer stalking & killing a young couple however it takes about 45-50mins for another killing to take place, although we see the killer stalking in the shadows during the mid section the bulk of this part is about the students and there far less interesting activities including a frankly stupid fake mass campus shooting scene. The characters are pretty much a cliché of the slasher genre, the nice girl, the geek, the jocks etc.., none are very memorable & you don't really care that much about what happens to them although by the end the lead girl Courtney, played by Cecile Bagdadi is the one you have any compassion for, in truth the performances are fine, no-one is wonderful but equally no-one is terrible. The one issue with the picture is though is the killer, he just simply turns up stalks & kills for no rhyme or reason, has no name or story just a knife and green jacket, this mystery could've worked but along with the rest of it there is no tension or suspense just some fairy enjoyable & bloody killings towards the decent climax.
All these little things don't add up to a bad film it is actually very watchable it's just never anything more and doesn't have something to make it stand out amongst the slasher crowd. Very surprisingly this ended up on the section 3 list of siezeable titles here in Britain, there's nothing particularly outrageous or shocking here, just, I'll say it again everything's average. 2.5/5