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Halloween Night (2006)

DVD Cover (The Asylum Home Entertainment)
Genres / Traits:
Horror, Slasher Film, Halloween
Director:
Mark Atkins Mark Atkins
Starring:
Derek Osedach Derek Osedach
Rebekah Kochan Rebekah Kochan
Scot Nery Scot Nery
Sean Durrie Sean Durrie
Alicia Klein Alicia Klein

4.0 / 10 - Overall Rating

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Review by Tristan
Added: October 09, 2007
It's October kiddies, and you know what that means. For all you horror fans out there, this is our month. I say our, because I live and breathe horror films. That being said, this is my favourite month of the year, and Halloween is my favourite holiday. So I figured, what's more fitting than to start my October reviews off with the most notorious Halloween movie of all, Halloween. No luck there, it's already been reviewed. So my most obvious next step was to go to Halloween Night from our friends at Asylum. They've created quite a fan base by doing low budget knock-offs of horror classics - or as they've been dubbed - "Mockbusters". I try to never start a movie with reviews and comments in mind, but this movie got some bad ones. However, the folks over at IMDb aren't always the brightest, and it wouldn't surprise me if very few of them actually realized that this was supposed to be a knock-off movie.

It's Halloween night, and Chris Vale is hiding under the bed while his mother and father are being held at gunpoint. As it turns out, the father is in cahoots with the crooks, and isn't overly upset when they kill the mother. In an attempt to escape, the Chris somehow gets behind the wall and hides beside a series of pipes. After the men shoot the mother's corpse one more time, the bullet goes through the wall and hits a pipe, sending steam into his face. Pretty intense opening, and I have to tip my hat to a pretty neat death sequence for the mother.

10 years later, and Chris is in an insane asylum of sorts. His skin is badly burned, and although it's obviously a mask, I can appreciate what they were going for. After some orderlies taunt him while wearing a mask, he kills them both and escapes from the insane asylum, somehow unnoticed. At the same time, David (Derek Osedach) is throwing a Halloween party for his friends. This is no ordinary Halloween party however, as he has a little surprise in store, which he's hoping will, and I quote "make them shit their pants". Sounds like a real humdinger. His friend Todd (Nicholas Daly Clark) seems to be in on it, but also doesn't seem to be the brightest of the bunch. And what would a good horror movie be without the sub-plot involving the "we just figured it out" lesbians Kendall (Amanda Ward) and Angela (Erica Roby). Their end of the story has no bearing on the plot, I assume it was just tossed in there for any guy watching the movie.

It also wouldn't be a horror movie if the killer didn't get to wipe out a costumed teen nice and early, donning his mask, trick his girlfriend into thinking it's still him, then dispatch of her. Maybe I've seen too many masked slashers over the last few weeks, but I'm pretty sure this setup was in almost all of them. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what happens next. Chris works his way out to the party, and starts knocking off teenagers right and left in some pretty creative ways. For a low budget company, they sure have some nice effects.

As with all these DTV schlocky horror films, the cheese factor was through the roof. But the same can be said about the entertainment level. This was not a movie you watch for decent plot, or compelling back story. You just want to see a murderer kill off a few teenagers in the most vile, gruesome ways imaginable. This movie delivered the goods in that regard. Had it not been for the sub-par camera work, and horrendous acting, especially by the lead, Derek 'Can't finish a sentence' Osedach, this movie would have gotten a pretty high score. I found myself anticipating what method of execution Chris would resort to next. The only other complaint I have is Atkin's choice to focus on getting a pair of girls who look good rolling around in bed together. I would have gladly taken some decent actors over this side plot. It seemed the only guy with any real talent, Nicholas Daly Clark, was taken out in the first few minutes of the movie. It would have gotten a 7/10, but I have to knock it down one due to the acting.

6/10
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Crispy #1: Crispy - added 06/04/2009, 01:45 AM
I really don't know what I think about this movie. Sometimes I loved it, sometimes I thought it was retarded. For what it's worth, Derek's line delivery didn't really bother me. He just sounded like a burnout.
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