Thursday, April 16, 2015

Backwoods Bloodbath: Curse of the Black Hodag (2007)

In a plot never before seen in a horror movie, a group of twenty somethings rent an isolated cabin for the weekend, get stalked by a monster, and their blood starts a-flying.

After the funeral of one of their old high school buddies, a group of friends who were the popular crowd in high school decides to get away for the weekend.  Also along for the trip is an unpopular guy who was invited by one of the girls.  Proving that some people never outgrow high school, the guys pick right up where they left off by mocking his masculinity and his interest in photography.

After going to a local bar, one of the patrons tells them about the curse of the Black Hodag, a mysterious creature rumored to kill people in the woods. Other locals think the story is a joke, but the viewer knows that someone who resembles a Klingon is stalking through the scenery and killing whoever he finds.

The movie uses comedy in a lot of scenes, but it's not funny. It's low budget with stereotypical characters, but is better made than many movies you'll find on multipack horror collections. So take that for what it's worth.  There is a very nice effect near the end when someones face is half bitten off.

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