I could sum this movie up very quickly, but I’ll try very hard not to. This is based on actual events, which would usually make a movie more interesting to me, but not this one! There are two people who are at a cabin type lake house alone at night. Now, when I think of cabin type lake houses, I think of them having at least one gun cabinet along with the deer heads that are on the walls of this place. Well, of course, this one doesn’t; thus a crappy movie is made! Anyway, they get to the cabin and eventually some people come knocking on the door at 4:00 in the morning. I wouldn’t answer the door at that hour out in the middle of nowhere, but they did. These people in masks start to harass them and end up in their house. Then the guy in the house finally remembers (40 minutes into the movie, I checked!!) that there is a shotgun hidden and after a few minutes of searching finds it and about 25 rounds of ammo. But wait, he has never actually hunted before so it takes him quite a while to figure out how to use it and finally gets a few shots off, one of which kills his friend who’s coming to get him (exercise gun safety people, make sure who you are shooting at!!) and never actually hits the people trying to kill them. Anyway, after a few moments, the gun gets lost in the turmoil of these people in masks chasing the other people and no one ever kills the intruders. Like I said, if this would have been me and my husband, first off, not answering the door at 4:00 in the morning is a good start. There would be dead intruders wearing masks in the cabin awaiting the coroner and the movie would be over within minutes. But this is obviously Hollywood and stupid people, so we get to watch an hour and a half of people scrambling around trying to help themselves and not succeeding. Well, I think I have vented enough to everyone about how I feel about this movie and others they make like this. No paws; not even half of one for a jumpy scene, because in my movie there wouldn’t have been time for one!! Bang Bang!!
If you still in a scary movie watching mood with Halloween just passing you revisit the old classic Pet Cemetery and watch the splendor all over again where “sometimes dead is better” as the movie says. Stephen King doesn’t hit the mark every time but this creepy little tale is worth a go and is still one of my favorites. Who would’ve thought a little five year old would turn out to be the havoc wrecker, and such a cute little tot at that. 4 classic Halloween of the past paws!