Plot: The cast and crew of the horror flick Hot Blooded get a shock when a mysterious killer slaughters their director. Now, each time someone tries to complete the film there’s another brutal slaying. But a little massacre isn’t going to stop the next batch of bright would-be filmmakers: They’ll finish the film if it kills them — and it probably will — in this gory horror flick starring Molly Ringwald.
My Review: Not a whole lot to say about this movie honestly. It’s pretty straight forward, nothing awful, but nothing great.
It starts off in the past. A film crew is working on the set of a horror movie. Someone really gets killed, and the movie is never completed. Over the years various people have either tried to finish the movie or view it and they end up dead. Murdered. So of course a few new film students decide they want to take on the task of finishing the film. They even seek out the original films star, Vanessa Turnbill (Molly Ringwald) to appear in the film. Of course the killer strikes again picking of the cast and crew one by one.
The movie is no Halloween or Friday the 13th, but its definitely not one of those “filmed in a backyard” sorts of films. The acting, cast, and gore are decent. But to me, its the motive/killer that sort of falls flat. Maybe not so much the motive cause there isn’t one, but how the killer comes to be is a big problem for me. He’s a product of the film, the film is him and he is the film, he is not a real person. The good part about this for me is that they really didn’t dwell on it, it just was.
The one thing that I did really enjoy about this movie was Molly Ringwald and the mask and weapon used by the killer. They were both pretty unique and interesting. Its just a shame we didn’t see more fancy deaths in this one. The beginning of the movie had this whole “Scream” sort of vibe going for it. I’m not sure why, but it just reminded me of those films.
Gore/FX: Pretty decent, but nothing special or unique.
Sexual Content: Nothing.
Acting: The acting is very decent. Almost everyone – except Ringwald – has an Australian accent. Kylie Minogue is in it for a few minutes, in fact, I had no idea she was in it till after the fact. I don’t think anyone can really be disappointed in the acting in this, its really one of the better Netflix instant horror films I’ve seen. A lot of them are brutal to get through.
Overall: This is actually the second time I’ve seen this movie. I originally saw it probably when it first came out, I recall having the same opinion about it. It did its job at entertaining me and keeping me interested but its nothing amazing.