There is an urban legend (supposedly) that warns that you should hold your breath while passing a cemetery, in case wandering spirits at do not enter the unwary and force them to carry out evil acts. When a group of recent school-leavers passes an old cemetery and one of them fails to follow the advice, an evil spirit invades and starts making the affected person kill at will.
A production from The Asylum, this is a budget horror film but with a bit more thought put into it than some of their other productions. In this case there is a fair story which starts out reasonably well but it does have a lot of flat spots and the filmmakers seem to run out of ideas in the middle third resulting in quite a bit of nothing going on, then ramping up for plenty of action towards the end. There is a fair bit of reliance on gross and fairly graphic kill scenes which may satisfy some but I thought were a bit gratuitous as the spirit uses the same modus operandi for each kill. The acting is reasonably good which makes for a better viewing experience.
The Blu-ray presentation is typical for the period from The Asylum with generally excellent video presentation and good clarity in the dts-HD MA lossless audio track.
The idea of a killer spirit is not new to the films. These are normally "Bloody Mary" movies. Only one time has it been done A+ and that was "Fallen." In this Asylum production, we see a mass murderer who was also a preacher being executed.
We then jump to the hard body present where 20 somethings go camping. Along the way they pass a neat looking Spanish Moss cemetery near an abandoned prison asylum. Of course the stoner doesn't hold his breath and we now have the spirit of the slasher loose, entering bodies at will, killing whoever he wants. This could make for a decent film, but for some reason the execution and dialouge didn't make it. They did have a few decent kill scenes, but not enough to make a memorable film. If you're going to do something that has been done, bring back the slide trombone with the knife attachment.
Low end 80's style slasher. Wal mart $9.96.
Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Erin Marie Hogan / Lisa Younger)