Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead (2012)

Casey and her friends head up to a cabin in the woods for the weekend. It's her birthday and they're planning on partying.  Casey is required to bring her younger brother Scott along, much to the annoyance of the other males on the trip who want to hook up with the girls, including his sister.

Meanwhile a killer with no back story is murdering people who go into the woods.  The local convenience store owner warns the kids to go home and avoid the woods. But the kids ignore him and the police want him to keep quiet.

Scott is reading a book by the same name as the movie, which is slasher fiction.  As people start disappearing, everything seems to parallel what Scott reads in his book.  I wonder what would happen if he stopped reading it.

In trying to make the experience like watching horror movies on late night TV, the movie is interrupted by a horror host and fake TV commercials. But instead of it being nostalgic or enjoyable, it stopped the flow of the movie and was really annoying.

Based on the title I thought this would be a movie similar to Scream or other horror satires.  While the movie is often self aware due to it's character who is into horror movies, it's not funny or clever as I hoped it would be.  It's just your average slasher flick, nothing more.

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