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All con­cept, no pay­off. Rou­tine in the ex­treme, there’s vir­tu­ally noth­ing to dis­tin­guish this film from the myr­iad other bad “Texas Chain­sawMas­sacre” rip-offs. You know the drill. Teens get lost, run afoul of a none-do-well, blah, blah, blood is shed. The only dif­fer­ence this time is that they end up in a rather pe­cu­liar predica­ment. And if you don’t know what that is by now, which rock are you liv­ing un­der, ex­actly? I di­gress. Bad act­ing, bland, point-and-shoot di­rec­tion, ques­tion­able char­ac­ter mo­ti­va­tion (un­der­state­ment of the cen­tury) = lousy movie try­ing way too hard to be shock­ing and fail­ing mis­er­ably. Sit­ting through it is akin to be­ing the mid­dle sec­tion of the film’s cen­tipede.

So, there you have it. Three in­cred­i­ble films and three lessthan-in­cred­i­ble ones to rel­ish or re­gur­gi­tate this Hal­loween sea­son. En­joy!

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