Fantasy Filmfest 2013 — Day 8 (the last one)

Cottage Country Comedy about two brothers who get in a fight about who can use their parent’s cabin at the weekend and one accidentally killing the other and then trying to cover up the story. The first third of the movie was pretty funny, the second third was boring and the last third was slightly different than I expected (but not in a bad way).

The whole movie is not bad, but nothing special either.

Come Out and Play Two tourist get to an Mexican island and find the village deserted. Only some children are left; and they killed all the adults. It tells the story rather low-paced, focusing on the empty streets and houses and creates a certain thrill by doing so. Personally, I found some scenes slightly too long, but all in all a really good watch.

This is a remake of the 1976 classic “Who can kill a child?”. I haven’t seen the original so I can’t compare it to it.

You’re Next Big mansion in the middle of nowhere and the family gathers there to celebrate their parents’ 35th anniversary. Some strangers with animal asks start killing one after the other while the family members start to fight back.

The movie is labelled as a comedy — I didn’t find this a suitable for the first half of the movie, but as it goes on, the killing gets more creative and develops a humorous drive. I think the movie could have worked a bit more on the characterization of the family members.

Unfortunately for me, many scenes in the movie were shot with a really shaky camera (in order to create an atmosphere of stress, I guess). But did I mention that I get motion sick with shaky cameras? So this made the movie really hard for me to watch.

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