Sunday, February 23, 2014

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane


I'm sitting here now watching All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, a high school slasher film. Doesn't really have slashing. Most of the murders are shootings. Much more humane than killing people with power tools or all the other horrible things they used to do in these movies.

I've seen movies where you can see child actors trying not to smile as their characters are horribly mistreated. It makes it easier to take. In this movie, you see hairy-chested high school boys with heavy sideburns being killed, and perhaps it's less offensive knowing that the teenage victims are actually around thirty.

With the magic of digital video and computer editing, the movie looks strangely artistic, at least compared to the slasher films they used to make. 

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