Mischief Night 2013 and 2014 files got smashed together when the review auto-posted today. Sorry if it read a little schizo earlier. Below is the correct review. If you’re looking for the review of the 2013 film, it’ll be in the archives with the year included as a declarative marker to prevent any issues in the future.
THE PLOT THUS FAR
The night before Halloween, a teenage babysitter is stalked by a masked killer; but in an unusual turn of events, victim and victimizer begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Mischief Night” is a terrible movie. It’s a terrible horror movie. It’s a terrible movie about horrific events and the fake artifices that are constructed to elicit terror from an audience. All of the key elements are on tap. Malcolm McDowell shows up to remind you that he still does terrible horror movies and that it’s been 43 years since “A Clockwork Orange”. Are you feeling bad yet? If you’re not, then you probably made this movie and are currently halfway through a Tor e-mail to anonymously shit on me.
Thanks to contact on Twitter, I found out about what’s going on. While I’ve received crap from indie directors in the past, I’ve got to give the Mischief Night team credit for catching the mistake.
BACK TO THE REVIEW:
The baby sitter angle has been done to death in a Post Carpenter horror landscape. It’s an easy and cheap setup for directors to get around location rustling and find a position where innocent can be young and victimized. While there is a little bit of a Stockholm Syndrome vibe going on, it wasn’t clever enough to bring me back into the movie. I hope that you like talky talky in your horror movies, because that’s what you’re going to get. Unfortunately, none of the conversations amount to anything. To call this a disappointment is an understatement. But, I’m not going to call it an attempt at aping “The Purge”. Too many others did it, I’m not doing it.
The DVD comes with a Digital Copy and nothing else for the special features. The A/V Quality is par for the course. A flat Dolby track designed to be watched on an old tube TV. Plus, you get a transfer that really knows how to make a scene look like it was shot inside of my butt. In the end, I’d recommend skipping it.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!