Evil Remains aka Trespassing (2004)
I think I've got the multi-named movie figured out and I think they deserve to be in a genre by themselves. Now I'm not talking about foreign films that are renamed for the American audience, that's usually because (usually) their title doesn't really translate well and American distributors thought that a different name would sell more.
|... and make that check out to 'cash' please...|
|We're not joined at the hip you know bro...|
|Maybe you SHOULD dye your hair blonde too...|
Things quickly go wrong. Actually, not as quickly as I wanted - we're over 40 minutes into the movie and no one is dead yet. Especially the massive douche, who I wanted dead soooo bad... I thought I recognized him too, and when I looked him up later I got a laugh that almost (okay not near but still) made up for the movie. I'll let you know why in a bit. First we've got five young 'uns to kill.
Lets get one thing straight right now. NO ONE ACTUALLY SEES ANYTHING OR ANYONE CLEARLY DURING THIS WHOLE MOVIE. So whether we're dealing with an actual still-alive psycho killer or these kids are butchering each other is never clear. NEVER. Beginning, middle, end, you have no real idea of what the hell is actually going on. A curse? A bad script, more like.
|Nothing is behind me... nothing is behind me...|
After 88 minutes of sheer torture (for us) only the smart girl is left alive (always one in every movie) except since she's the only one alive and NO ONE ACTUALLY SAW ANYTHING it is concluded she went nuts, slaughtered her friends and is institutionalized. We are left with our friendly Dr. Rosen talking to yet another college student working on yet another thesis, this time centered on the last survivor, being told, again, 'before you go out there you have to be sure WHY you are going there'. Dear Lord, just end this damn thing, will you?
|The funny (and non-douche)|
Jeff Bryan Davis