Wednesday, 16 December 2015

THE LURKING ** USA 2015 Dir: Rob Michels 62 mins

When two drugged up wasters decide to spend time getting high in the local woods little did they know that someone else is out there looking to have fun of their own. These Wisconsin woods are the stomping ground of a local serial killer who hunts and kills anybody who dares step into his domain. In its running time of 62 minutes Rob Michels has managed to have 11 victims meet their demise from the standard machete head shot to an arrow in the groin. It is shot mostly throughout from the killers perspective so giving you a 'FRIDAY THE 13TH' feel to the killings and following our two drugged up wasters as they stumble about getting high on pretty much any drug that they have brought with them, even getting time to smoke a joint with a local flasher who allows them to suck on his joint before asking if they would like to see his dick!. Though the plot is thin on the ground and there is a lot of nature shots in this slasher film it does what it sets out to do. It has its moments of gore and for those that seek nudity there is even a bit of that. The cast members dont get any names in the film but they do get their own unique names in the credits, firecracker face and would rather burn are the names that stick out and suit these characters well. Watch this as if it was a shot on a camcorder and thrown out straight to video fare from the 1980's and you will enjoy it.

Review by Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins

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