Thursday, May 16, 2013

Decoys (2004)

Freshmen Luke and Roger meet a couple of girls in the dorm laundry room and hope to lose their virginity with them later that week at the Sorority party. When Luke goes to the girls room to return some quarters, he ends up tentacles coming out of their chests.

He tries to warn Roger that something is not right with these girls, but honestly, who's going to believe his story? Especially if you're a college freshman looking to lose your virginity.

Meanwhile men are being found dead on campus.  The deceased all have the same thing in common - their insides are frozen. Luke starts investigating the women and thinks they may be responsible for the deaths.  Everyone else thinks he's nuts.

The movie starts out as horror and scifi, but then deviates into a  love story interlude which culminates in a super sad singer-songwriter song during a death scene. It's weird and so out of place.

Also odd is the relationship between Luke and an older law woman.  I'm not sure how old she's supposed to be, but Luke is a freshman so he's only 18 or 19, and she is probably around 40.  So that's kind of creepy.  When the hell were they supposed to be dating?

Based on the cover I thought this would be super low budget and terrible. But it was good enough for me to decide to check out the sequel.  The one thing I'm not sure of is perhaps it seemed better than it actually is since I was expecting total crap.

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