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Slasher.com (2017/Cinedigm DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C

Chip 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.

Miraculously 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.

Sure, 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.

Presented 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!

No extras.

Weak 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!

- James Lockhart



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