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Varsity Blood (2014/Image Entertainment DVD)

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Film: D

While the box art and premise take us back to the days of '80s horror, Jake Helgren's Varsity Blood is a lackluster attempt at filmmaking and a classroom dunce.

Varsity Blood starts by introducing a group of adolescent cheerleaders and football players looking for some spooky, sexy fun in celebration of Halloween. Hannah (Lexi Giovagnoli) is the new girl in town, unaware of the dark past that haunts her new-found friends, but it's later revealed that the Principal's daughter was accidentally killed a year before on the same holiday.

Despite the ominous undertones of the Principal's pep rally address, these horny teens take to a secluded cabin in the woods with no contact to the outside world, start drinking, and eventually find themselves being hunted by a murderer wearing their school mascot's costume. But who could the killer be? Will Scooby Doo come to solve the mystery?

The film doesn't try to be original in any real regard generating basically every overused Slasher film stereotype, from the virgin Survivor Girl staying out past curfew to the drug-snorting Coward who constantly asserts his negative mentality, and the terrifying Killer lumbers with the speed of Michael Myers. Of course, the cell phones don't work, burly linebackers fail to wrestle down a less-than-imposing villain, unnecessary quarrels create flat dramatics and everyone splits up and dies in inventive ways just as expected... in all honesty you'll have a harder time figuring out which horror rules remain unbroken by Varsity Blood.

Picture and Sound on the disc are average for the DVD format with a standard definition transfer in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. Total run time for the film is 87 minutes.

No extras are on the disc.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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