BLOOD NIGHT: LEGEND OF MARY...
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
One evening a slightly disturbed looking young girl named Mary Mattock brutally murders her parents. Years later in the asylum, she's raped by an orderly but goes on to lose the baby during delivery, driving her to kill everyone in the building. She's shot down by police but it just wouldn't be a horror movie if it ended there, would it?
Is it good movie?
As the story goes on, Mary's legend grows to the point that the local kids nickname her "Mary Hatchet" and celebrate her death by partying on what they call "Blood Night," the night she killed people and died. A group of teenagers decide to party it out in the graveyard by her grave and mess with a ouija board while they're at it. What's the worst that could happen, It's not like a killer can come back from the grave to kill agaiiii...er, nevermind. The movie might not tread new ground but that's not always a bad thing. It even has its references to other movies; Bill Moseley shows up dressed as Crazy Ralph from Friday the 13th and I'm pretty sure you hear the song "It's Party Time" which was featured so prominently in Return of the Living Dead, and the kids even sing the theme song to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Hell, even our own little website makes a cameo when the kids play the "Mary Hatchet Tampon Toss" game on AITH!
In the G&A (Gore & Ass) category, the movie delivers in spades. In just the first ten minutes you're subject to face stabbing, neck breaking and the after effects of Mary's murder spree. I'm always pleasantly surprised when an indie film manages to impress me with their effects. Most of the women are very attractive and seeing them in various states of undress and not dressed put a smile on my face. This is what horror movies should be.
There's not much to discuss when it comes to the things that I didn't like, mostly small things that don't affect much. As I mentioned earlier, the movie will be familiar to those who've watched any slasher in the past couple decades. Teenagers getting drunk, high, making out, this tends to be the norm. The story doesn't stray too far from conventions though it does throw in a twist here and there so it can be slightly different from the other movies it shares shelf space with. The movie seems to want to be like the 80's slashers of old, so if you're cool with that then what I just said doesn't mean a thing.
Video / Audio
This is one ghost story worth watching. It's nothing new, but it has all the right ingredients to make a good horror movie.