B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C
Guberia's micro-budgeted film Slasher.com
(2017) doesn't have much to do with the internet other than the fact
that the main characters meet on a dating site, which is only
mentioned briefly twice. You would think if the film had a ''.com''
at the end of the title that it would center more around cyber
killings... only at least show more visually. However, that is the
least of the film's problems as it tries but doesn't quite reach the
level to which its aiming.
on this ''first date'', Kristy (Morgan Carter) goes to Jack's (Ben
Kaplan) apartment and meets him only to go on a weekend getaway
together. So right away, the movie is lost at realism... because
what girl would go on a date with a guy she never met to a secluded
log cabin for a weekend getaway? Armed with not even a can of pepper
spray, Kristy and Jack drive into the country and stay at a getaway
spot administered by Momma Myers (Jewel Shepard) and her grisly
looking husband Jesse Myers (R.A. Mihailoff - who portrayed
Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3). Look and behold,
the new couple are captured and tortured during their stay, leading
up to a confusing conclusion that really wants to stun its audience
in the way M. Night Shymalan rarely achieves but instead leaving you
scratching your head.
it's pure camp and a film that isn't supposed to win any Oscars or
anything but there are some moments and lines of dialogue that are
unintentionally humorous. The highlight of the film is the character
of Momma Myers, who has a spoon that she uses in an unflattering
manner and hams it up in every scene she is in.
in standard definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a
lossy English Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 track, the film looks and
sounds fine for the DVD format. There are some truly ugly shots in
this film and some lighting that is the stuff of nightmares. One
scene where the main characters are in a car talking is especially
terrible, with the background so blatantly digital it's hilarious and
lighting on the leads that doesn't change (meaning it was obviously
shot in a studio). What shocked me more was in the end credits, it
reveals that the film was shot with the RED camera!
editing aside, there are some cool moments in this no budget film,
namely the end credits of the film where (SPOILER) a character named
Rob the Clerk is brutally murdered is convincing and believable. Too
bad that character didn't have a part!