Redbox Synopsis: A high school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who believes that his brother is returning from the grave to exact revenge on the students who killed him. As she works with him, he gives her vague clues into the mysterious death of his brother, which she passes along to her fiancé who is a deputy sheriff. But before she can help the boy, she finds herself swept into his plot to keep her and some other students locked up at the school until his brother, now inhabited by an evil spirit, returns to kill them. (Rated R, 92 minutes, closed captions)
I don't really feel either way about this film. It's technically done well, the acting passable despite weakly written characters and the story is somewhat unique. It felt to me like this film was originally conceived as a horror comedy that wasn't funny and turned into a straight horror. Problem is, the characters are all cliche and the tone makes you feel like something missing. The entire time I watched this movie feels like it belongs in the late 90s. Idle Hands, The Faculty, Scream series, I Know What You Did, Final Destination but just not as good.
With cartoonishly bad bad-kids, an unrelatable kid and Misha Barton dressed in the frumpiest teacher outfit I've ever seen, this movie was ripe for Scream like satire. It wouldn't suprise me if this was written in the late 90's and couldnt get made despite the resurgence of the horror genre of the time. It's a shame this was Micheal Clarke Duncan's second to last film. Don't bother with this utterly forgettable film. 4/10
Final Verdict: Not worth a Redbox Rental
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