It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To (2007)
Plot: Some 70 years after Jacob Burkitt snapped and killed his entire family, thrill-seeking teens crash the allegedly haunted Burkitt Manor to give their friend Sara (Adrienne Fischer) a spooky surprise for her 18th birthday. But as the night drags on — and her friends start dying off, one by one — Sara begins to realize that an unspeakable evil is throwing her a killer party. Alicia Kenney and Oliver Lucach co-star.
My Review: First off, I gotta say, I watched this streaming on Netflix and it was terrible quality. It was worse then the worst bootlegged VHS tape you could probably find from the 80s. Okay, maybe it wasn‘t that bad but it appeared really blurry/foggy. And half the time the lips didn’t move with the audio, which really annoys me. The music was way too loud, while the dialogue was way too low.
The gore got me in the beginning despite the crappy quality. Some little kid gets their face bashed in, over and over again, and they show every gory detail. Kinda sick, but kinda neat FX too. Then we are treated to a real brief cameo by Tom Savini. And then a cameo by a standee of Jason Voorhees from Jason Goes to Hell.
There really isn’t too much to the movie. A bunch of kids go to a “haunted” house to celebrate a friends birthday on Halloween. One of them gets taken over by the “demon” of the person that used to live there – who butchered his family when he was alive.
I’m utterly confused how this one guy went to the bathroom and started changing into this demon killer guy. I have no idea if I somehow missed something that happened quickly or what. Just all of the sudden this weird stuff was going on. I probably missed it but the whole movie really reminded me of a crappier version of Night of the Demons.
The ending was pretty bad with the final fight, the music, the one liners, etc. It was like the movie took a 180 from seriousness to complete silliness, and took an already semi crappy movie and made it worse.
*Note* I heard that this is a Choose Your Own Adventure DVD. But I streamed this on Netflix, so I did not get to participate in that.
Gore/FX: Cheap transitions and movie effects, but decent gore from what I could make out, as I said the picture quality was horrible so some of it was really hard to make out.
Sexual Content: About 15 minutes in we get a girls tits when she gets fake blood on her and just has to take off her shirt to wash it – of course! A little while later another shot of a different girl showering to music that sorta reminded me of some sort of softcore porn movie.
Acting: For the quality of the movie I’m surprised it wasn’t a lot worse then it was. It was touchy here and there but overall it wasn’t that bad. From the get-go I sorta wondered if the movie was a project of Tom Savini’s school kids.
Overall: While the movie wasn’t terrible, the quality of it really ruined viewing it. Gore doesn’t make a movie great, and that’s pretty much all this had going for it. I’d skip it unless you really like “school project” movies.
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