Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Shades of Sean Cunningham's “The New Kids,” but with a Shakespearean twist, and directed by Paul Lynch, the man behind "Humongous" and "Prom Night." A family relocates to a rural town and must acclimate to the abuse of a villainous clan who push the whole town around. When the newcomers’ son gets romantically involved with the Podunk mafia’s little femme flower, shit gets ugly. Much like “The New Kids,” Lynch transplants the tension and brutality of a slasher flick into a social melodrama to create a unique mood. This is easily better than some of his other cinematic efforts. The direction isn’t simply competent – it’s admirable. Makes you wonder how this guy wound up contributing to colon spasms like “Robocop: The Series."

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