18 November 2017 | Platypuschow
Lost After Dark: Old school surprise
Many would have you believe that the slasher genre is dead, they'll tell you that if it weren't for Scream (1996) that it would have died a lot earlier.
I partially agree, it has been struggling for many years but occasionally something comes along that renews your faith in it. To an extent this is such a film.
With a real retro feel this is a paint by numbers slasher but written by someone who decided to colour blind it's viewers. What I mean by that is the film is outstandingly unpredictable and rarely goes the way you expect.
8 youngsters steal a school bus and drive to a secluded area to party but when it breaks down they find themselves under attack from a psychotic cannibal who proceeds to pick them off one by one.
The lack of originality damages it but the surprise writing, competent cast and delivery makes up for it.
A good enough watch for slasher fans.
Couple of genuine surprises
Some decent writing
Real old school feel
Wesley's afro can't have been real? Right?
Tad too dark
Reel missing thing was dumb
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
I don't want to get eaten by a cannonball either!
When the *sshole of the group has the right idea and nobody listens to him does that make the viewer an *sshole to for siding with him?