review by AARON ALLEN
Written and Directed by Kyle Hytonen
Starring Nigel Grinstead, Andrew Barr, Dean Young, Heather Dicke, John Migliore, Scott Geiter
The summer may be over, but all the cheesy fun of summer-themed slasher films will live on in Massacre at Femur Creek.
Directed by Hamilton filmmaker Kyle Hytonen (FOLLOW), Massacre at Femur Creek pays a very tongue-in-cheek tribute to the heyday of 80s slasher films. It's 1984 and three friends head out into the woods of Femur Creek in Cherry Hill, Ontario to celebrate a buddy's birthday. While drinking beers, smoking weed, and pondering the mysteries of life, they are stalked by a heavy-breathing masked killer. The predictable slasher shenanigans ensue, but they are actually far less crucial to the film than you might expect. Massacre at Femur Creek rises to stand above so many other copycat slasher wannabes by subverting the over-used hallmarks of slasher films.
|If the smokes don't get you, the Shape will.|
|*inaudible heavy breathing*|
|...and no dirt bikes, damn it!|