Monday, April 20, 2009

Dark Reel(2008)

I hadn't heard much about this movie and I decided to watch it today. I wasn't crazy about it, but I wouldn't slate it, either. I think that it was entertaining up to a point. It stars Tiffany Shepis and Edward Furlong and it is directed by Josh Eisenstadt. In the 1950's a young woman called Scarlett May meets a man who claims to be auditioning actresses for some movie and he takes her to a sound stage where he tells her to audition. She soon finds that everything is not what it seems and she is murdered and hacked up by some psycho.Fifty years later, a young horror movie fan, Adam(Furlong) enters a competition for a walk on part in a movie called Pirate Wench. He wins it and he gets to meet he cast and crew. He meets Cassie Blue(Shepis) and she is nice to him whereas the rest of them are creeps. Adam and Cassie get on very well, much to the annoyance of the director, Derek(Jeffrey Vincent Parise).One of the actresses in the movie turns up dead and it seems that there is a crazed killer on the loose! The killer is wearing a blonde wig and some sort of mask. There are parts in the movie which are funny and I think that it is meant to be a horror/comedy. The cops are investigating, but the cops seem a bit strange too as well as everyone else in this movie. Everyone is a suspect and Adam finds himself being investigated too. He and Cassie become closer as all of this is happening and it seems that it all links back to the horrific murder of Scarlett May in the 1950's. Adam had pictures of her in his apartment and he thinks that he has seen her on the screen while the cast are watching their movie. Adam and Cassie break into the house of the producer Connor Pritchett, played by Lance Henriksen to find some old reels of Scarlett May when she was alive but Connor acts weirdly and he tries to get rid of them, then kills himself when visited by Scarlett(I was getting confused here too!).Anyway, the killer turns out to be Scarlett May's son(who looks a bit young to be born in the 1950's) who wants to kill everyone including Adam. He tries to kill them, but Cassie kills him by sticking a scissors into his throat. That is that. The end of the movie shows Adam and Cassie still together and Adam is getting a name for himself now... They are at the premiere of their movie when Scarlett May appears on the screen and points at them...(I didnt really get it). Not the best movie I have seen in a while, but it isn't too bad to pass away a couple of hours. I am going to give it a 5.5/10.


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