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Reviewed by: Rees Savidis

Directed by: Cameron Cloutier

Starring:
Sarah Edwards
Rene St Leon
Kristee Lively

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What's it about
Pretentious (pri-ten-shuhs) -adjective

1. full of pretense or pretension. 2. characterized by assumption of dignity of importance. 3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.

It’s My Party…And I’ll Die If I Want To -movie

1. see above.
Is it good movie?

Oh boy. Here come the pain.

But first, a preface:

I do not, repeat, do not, go out of my way to shit on people’s dreams. At worst, even the shittiest of films are made with the best of intentions. Unfortunately though; good intentions do not a good film make.

Now the pain:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: So this chick breaks up with this dude, and this dude begs and pleads for her not to leave him, but this chick is serious and holds her ground. The dude begrudgingly concedes, and gives the chick her space. The chick moves in with some other chick and the other chick has a party (the “It’s My Party” part of the films title) and invites a few of her other friends over. The chick who dumped the dude hooks up with this other guy, while her friend and another girl pine over some other guy (some other guy, not this other guy)…still with me? Then there’s this other chick (this other chick, not some other chick) who wants some other guy and she contemplates suicide while all these other people are cuddling and chatting and getting to know each other. At the same time, this dude, still brooding over getting his walking papers from this chick, sneaks around the outside of the house (some other chicks house), watching and waiting for his time to strike (see time of first strike below), and it’s somewhere around this time that the reviewer (me) checks his watch and comes up with this wicked-smart-ass little slice of sarcasm: It’s My Party…And I’ll Die If I Want To? Howsbout: It’s My Party…And I’ll Die When I Want To? As in: 1 Hr 29 min and 38 seconds into a 1 Hr 50 minute film.

What precedes that 99 minute mark is something akin to a low-rent episode of The O.C. Whining, posturing, emoting, brooding…it’s all here folks – and in spades! It’s funny ya know, the title (It’s My Party And I’ll Die If I Want To), evokes memories of old, when slasher flicks were built around one key element, designed to either ape on a holiday (My Bloody Valentine, Christmas Evil) or give deadlier meaning to an age-old saying (Happy Birthday To Me), so when IMPAIDIIWT arrived in my mailbox, a sinister little smile curled at the side of my mouth; “what a great throwback title” I thought “ Hope there’s lots of tits and gore!” I told a cop to f**k off once; that was a mistake. Thinking IMPAIDIIWT was going to be a throwback slasher yarn? Man that is an absolutely gross error in judgment! Instead what I got was an after school special about the perils of young love – no thanks.
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If you want to watch The O.C., go out and rent The O.C. There are dozens of shows on television right now that cover the same ground as It's My Party...And I'll Die If I Want To and I'm pretty sure none of them are pretending to be horror movies.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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