INJURIES (Sub Rosa)
70 minutes. Rated 17.
Our cast of characters includes the requisite good looking, slutty,
stupid, and mean college coeds who match up with the arrogant, sexist, and
equally stupid/mean frat boys. On
top of that (can you guess) there’s the not so hot but smart outcast
girl and guy (bet you didn’t see that coming).
Then we have our killer-wanna-be, Melvin; a ne’er do well bad guy
from a long line of failed killers. Try
as they might not one of his ancestors was able to complete a killing (tsk
tsk), thus the title. Can
Melvin succeed where his family members failed?
Director/star Amy Lynn Best
obviously sees the humor in horror; if you’re actually scared by horror
movies then Severe Injuries is NOT for you.
Who is this movie made for? It’s
made for those of us who laugh at just how over-the-top fright flicks can
be; it’s made for people who realize that the Friday the 13th
and Halloween series are comedies dressed up for trick or treating.
It’s made for people who root for the bogeyman in the movies
because the regular people are so f#$%ing stupid and annoying.
Are you one of the folks that this film is making fun of?
On to the lightning round: may I please see another movie featuring
Lilith Stabs, Debbie Rochon, and Jasi Cotton Lanier?
Wait a minute…could it be…yes!
There’s a bonus short film “Were-Grrl” and all three are in
When I started watching “Severe Injuries” I braced myself for a
really awful amateur outing; not only did I wind up laughing out loud
I’m looking forward to watching it again with my friends.
Hot chicks, horror, humor, and a director who’s in the know.
Oh yeah! One scene I
especially got a kick out of was when a rather effeminate frat boy gave a
lesson on how-to-survive-chick-flicks.
– Dan Inger