This is one of my favorite teen Slasher movies, that's extremely entertaining, with a really creative story, and fantastic performances!. All the characters are wonderful, and while it Didn't have tons of gore, it didn't really need it, plus Michael Weston and Alexandra Holden are simply amazing in this!. It's extremely well made and written, and the killer may not be as easy to guess as you think, plus Weston and Holden make one brilliant paring in my opinion. A.J. Buckley is very funny as Brett's best friend, and I found the plot to be fascinating, plus you care for the two leads in Weston and Holden because there so likable. Some of the movie's best scenes came when Brett's wishes were coming true, and Alexandra Hodlen is also incredible eye candy! plus the death scenes were cool if not very gory. this is unquestionably the best DTV slasher I have ever seen, and it is surprisingly mostly unpredictable throughout, plus this should be much higher then 4.9 in my opinion!.
The score is really good, and it actually has a few creepy moments as well, plus lots of humorous moments as well. Meat Loaf is pretty bad though(could have been worse though), and one part that made me laugh a lot was when Howie (A.J Buckley), wishes to become a bad ass like Steven Seagal, and ends up getting his ass kicked, and the ending always puts a huge smile on my face, plus one of the main reasons I was able to care for Brett's character is because in a way I'm very much like him. This truly is an extremely underrated gem, and I would love to see a sequel to this, as I think it could be just as good if done correctly, plus I think this could have had a decent theatrical run in my opinion (but that's just me!). I am proud to own a VHS cop of this at home, and some of the dialog was quite clever, plus Huntley Ritter is great as the jealous prick Cody. This is one of my favorite teen Slasher movies, that's extremely entertaining, with a really creative story, and fantastic performance, and if you haven't seen it give it a chance, you might end up loving it as much as I did, but not everyone will.
The Direction is wonderful!. Danny Graves and Richard Wenk do a wonderful! job here with fantastic camera work, awesome angles, adding some creepy atmosphere at times, and just keeping the film at an extremely fast pace.
There is a little bit of gore, lot of off screen stuff(mostly). We get some bloody stabbings, bit of slicing and dicing,knifing's,bloody impaling with sword,bloody corpses, decapitation (off screen),nasty hanging scene, Axe in the back of the head (off screen),fire poker in the eye (after the fact),sword in neck,someone's face is smashed in with a bowling ball (off screen), and some blood.
The Acting is is surprisingly fantastic!. Michael Weston is amazing here, he is extremely likable, reminded me a lot of myself, had outstanding chemistry with Alexandra Holden, was charismatic, had a geeky charm, and showed tons of potential, I hope he makes it big, because he's certainly got the talent! (Weston Rules!!!!). Alexandra Holden is also amazing here, she is incredibly gorgeous, extremely sexy, had outstanding chemistry with Weston, was extremely likable, showed that she could be a fantastic scream queen, and had a really cool character, I loved her! (Holden Rules!!!!). A.J. Buckley is hilarious as the best friend,he was childish but in a lovable way, he had great chemistry with Weston I loved him!. Huntley Ritter is great as the jealous dick Cody, and was very convincing. Meat Loaf is really bad here, although not as bad as he could have been, but that's not saying much, it was amusing to see him in this role though. Zelda Rubinstein basically has a cameo, but it's exactly like her character was in the Poltergeist movies, but it's not really welcomed here. Sara Downing is good as the goth chick Desiree I liked her. Rest of the cast are fine.
Overall if you haven't seen it please do so you might end up liking it, give it a chance!. ***** out of 5