Brief review: Magnolia Pictures' upcoming horror movie "Playback" is about to hit US theaters on March 9, but honestly said, it would have been a wise decision if "Playback" was 'kicked out' straight to the DVD shelves. Why, you ask? Because if you thought "The Devil Inside" was bad, than you should check this crappy mess out. After a bloody, but rather confusing opening sequence, sadly, "Playback" gets even worse. The mumbo-jumbo about an evil spirit that possesses human souls through screens and camera lens is just as ridiculous as it sounds, and the whole story is so incoherent and badly-structured, it barely makes any sense at all. On a technical note, "Playback" is just as awful. Nickles' direction is truly all over the place, featuring muddled editing, annoying 'corrupt footage' / scratching sound effects and a loud music score that causes a headache. The gore is there, but we all know that gore with no scares equals boredom. Yes, a bloody boredom, but still boredom. The characters here are your typical one-dimensional teen dummies, played by a cast of largely unknown young actors. Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers' performances are amateurish and instantly forgettable. Toby Hemingway tries hard to behave creepy, but his pretty stone-cold face and fancy haircut work against him, and Christian Slater has been hired only to jerk off while spying on naked girls in their locker rooms.