Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nightmares and Dreams

Summer School (2006)
Dir - Lance Hendrickson, Troy McCall, Mike P. Nelson, Steven Rhoden, and Ben Trandem

Saw this was coming up on Chiller and it sounded interesting. Turns out to be a very low budget anthology style film about a high school student/online horror film critic (HA!) who spent a weekend watching a few films and is now having nightmares about then while sleeping during summer school. There are some interesting ideas here but much of the movie's pacing is way to slow and makes it easy to lose interest. There are a few nice twists and turns in there however.

A couple of things bothered me. First one segment involving vampires makes this look like they suddenly came out of Hot Topic and that's just lame. Some comedy is attempted in this segment but it just never really works. The other problem I have is with the main kid and general premise. What kind of horror fan, and especially critic, can't watch a few indie horror flicks without having terrible nightmares the next day. Amateurs. Heh.

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