POOL PARTY MASSACRE
Written & Directed by: Drew Marvick
Produced & Distributed by: Floating Eye Films
I have always been a fan of low budget independent horror films, but I have to admit that there are way more bad ones than there are good ones. Every now and then, though, you'll find a diamond in the rough and POOL PARTY MASSACRE is the shiniest diamond I have seen in a long time! This is what independent horror should be like! Here is the basic plot of the film from the official website:
POOL PARTY MASSACRE BEGINS AS BLAIR WINTHORPE, A SPOILED ROTTEN COLLEGE AGED DAUGHTER OF WEALTHY PARENTS, IS PLANNING A POOL PARTY FOR A FEW FRIENDS AT HER PARENTS MANSION. WITH BLAIRE DETERMINED TO HAVE A RELAXING DAY BY THE POOL, AND ALL OF HER SELF ABSORBED FRIENDS FOCUSING ON THEMSELVES, NONE OF THEM SEEM TO NOTICE THAT THERE IS AN UNKNOWN KILLER IN THE HOUSE STALKING THEM. ONE BY ONE AS PARTY GUESTS ENTER THE HOUSE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS, HAVE SEX, REFILL DRINKS OR EVEN MASTURBATE, THEY ARE BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THE MYSTERIOUS KILLER. USING VARIOUS WEAPONS FOUND IN THE GARAGE, THE FACELESS KILLER CONTINUES TO MURDER AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE CAN IN CREATIVE AND BLOODY WAYS. WHAT STARTED OUT AS A RELAXING DAY BY THE POOL, QUICKLY BECOMES THE WORST POOL PARTY EVER.
My only complaint with this film is it's running time. It clocked in at 79 minutes, but as fun of a time as I was having with this film, I wanted it to last much longer! That is not really a complaint at all, of course, just a testament to how much fun this movie was!
You can tell this movie was made by a true horror fan. Director Drew Marvick delivers everything you'd want in a slasher film including tons of babes, boobs, and blood...lots of blood! The gore in this film was great, and I was happy to see all practical effects....something that is very rare these days, especially in low budget independent films such as this. The movie is very fast paced with hardly any slow/down times. The kills come fast and often and each one was different and unique from one another. The killer basically just goes down the line using tools found on the workbench pegboard, replacing each one to it's correct spot after use, although quite a bit bloodier than we he took it off the pegboard!
The film had some humor mixed in as well, which I usually don't like in my horror films, but with this style of film it worked well. POOL PARTY MASSACRE is Director Drew Marvick's first feature length film according to his imdb page. If that is the case, I can not wait to see what else we get from this great talent in the future! Way to hit a home run as soon as you step up to the plate, Mr. Marvick! Indie horror is alive and well!
If you are a slasher film fan, or a horror fan in general, you need to check out this classic piece of cheesy slasher fun! The DVD and Blu-ray is available now and the Blu-ray Special Features include:
* Director's Commentary with Drew Marvick and his Mom
* Cast Commentary with Nick Byer, Jen Marvick, and Kristen Noel McKusick
* Location Tour
* Gag Reel
* Making of Featurette
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