Review Date: February 01, 2001
Director: Jamie Blanks
Writer: W. Powers, D. Powers, G. Berg, A. Harberts
Producers: Dylan Sellers
But there were many other problems with this movie as well. The "first scene" kill, which has now become a custom in all teen slashers, sucked the big one, and didn't offer anything original. The ending of the movie, which I won't spoil here, was a little bit of a surprise, but left a million questions unanswered. That Dorothy girl (Jessica Capshaw) only seemed to act with her lips and teeth (does that count?), and that bothered me. Actually, quite a few things bothered me, and when I end up noticing little things like that in a movie, it can generally only mean one thing. Yeah, who woulda figured that this movie would be, and I hate to say it... ...boring! It just lacked. Lacked...lacked...lacked a lot! Sure, we get Denise Richards in a bathing suit, acting like the ultra-queen-bitch like only she can do, but is that enough for you to fork over your hard earned buckeroonies? Well, to some, it might be, but even if you toss in the Katherine Heigl major cleavage factor, the super "hotties" for the ladies and the ever-perky Heather Graham look-a-like, the whole thing just doesn't add up to much. Another wasted opportunity. The film had the potential to become something interesting but somewhere along the line, it was crapped away entirely. Marley Shelton and David Boreanaz were good, but they both seemed to belong in another movie altogether. But are there still some really, really cheap thrills to be had? Yeah, I guess...but nothing to write to mother about.
I only wish that the fervent intensity that went into successfully marketing this film on the Internet had been shared with the actual making of the movie. It might've turned into an entertaining, smart and original thriller, but all that we're left with now, are pieces of a film that might've been... Keep it moving, folks...nothing to see here. Oh yeah, and the soundtrack also sucked!