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Monday, October 18, 2010

[4.00/10] Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)


Blood Night:
The Legend of Mary Hatchet
(2009)


"Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet" is an 80’s style slasher flick, that tells the story of a young girl named Mary Maddock, who butchered her entire family for unknown reasons. For these grisly crimes, Mary was sent to a mental institution. After years of abuse suffered at the hands of the guards, she snaps once again; rampaging through the hospital, murdering everyone in sight, only to be shot dead by police. Twenty years later, the incident has become legend and a great reason for kids to throw a party. The anniversary is called Blood Night, and today's the day. But this year will be like none other, because Mary has returned, and she's hungry for more. "Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet" is strictly by-the-numbers horror flick, full of tired cliches, horrible performances and pouring buckets of gore. Actually, the first ten minutes of this film contain one of the goriest and most brutal scenes I've ever seen in my life, which isn't neccesairly a bad thing. In fact, the opening sequence is the only strong point of "Blood Night", as it offers gruesome, yet creative and enjoyable deaths, flashy editing, and tons... tons of blood. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is a just a tasteless, unimaginative crap. Frank Sabatella's direction is all over the place and completely inconsistent - some of his camera shots are brilliant, while others are completely amateurish. Film's quick-cut editing is so annoying it literally causes headache. The characters are nothing, but a bunch of dumb teenagers, that can hardly feel sympathy for or to care fi they'll die or not . The acting from all the actors involved is beyond terrible - actually, there's not a single decent performance in "Blood Night". Poorly-executed and horrendously-acted, "Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet" is yet another flat and boring slasher flick, with zero scares and very few chills. And while the gore effects are quite well done and the kills are fun to watch, they can't save this film from being a total failure.

  • My Rating: 4.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.4/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

I previously thought this was another installment in Bloody Mary horror series :)

Nebular said...

So did I :) This was a waste of time, just like Bloody Mary series.