Hello friends and fans, what a bittersweet time this is. Where we are happy to embark on a new journey of our own film making and producing, I may have a tiny, small tear in my eye knowing this is the last time I will review a film for you all. It has been fun, but I hope that you all stay with us and check out some of the projects we (Reel Bloody Films) will be working on. We are in the process of a very gritty and disturbing film and it will be announced very soon!!! Welp, let us go ahead and cut to the chase and get on with the final review!!
Not even kidding... I have waited and waited to get a chance to check out this week's film and write a review of it. Lou Simon, the writer and director of All Girls Weekend, has been kind enough to let us here at Reel Bloody take a look at the film and give her our honest and unbiased opinion. I have a good feeling about this one. I don't know why, but I do.
So, here we go. All Girls Weekend is a horror film about a group of girls who were high school friend that decide to reunite and catch up with one another by spending a weekend in the woods. Yep, the woods, you know what that means!!! Shit gets real. And...it did.
All Girls Weekend stars Jamie Bernadette, Katie Carpenter, and Gema Calero and from the very opening scene, I was immediately drawn into the story. We see a woman in the woods carrying a young girl. Both are beaten up, both appear to have been through some real shit. The young girl is not awake and the older one begins to weep as she hears voices in the wind blowing through the woods. She lifts a rock to bash the young child in the head and then....well... I will not go much further but let me just say, the first minute or two, I was all in on this film and I think you will be too.
I do not and cannot let myself spoil ANY of this film for you, but let me do my normal three step breakdown for you.
Acting: The cast was amazing. It was not perfect, but the three main characters did do a great job of working off one another. Never once did the film seem too scripted or forced. Like I always say, it was not Oscar worthy performances by any means, but I have seen waaayyyyyyy worse...even on the big screen in major studio horror films. Great job ladies.
Story: Yes, the "in the woods" story is getting a little played out...not as bad as "found footage" but I am seeing more and more films with this plot. However, this is not your typical lost in the woods film. Lou Simon adds her own little twist and she does an amazing job keeping you in suspense throughout.
Ending: Not bad Lou Simon, not bad. Horror movies are always tricky for the writers because they are actually some of, if not the hardest type of films to bring full circle to end. The ending to All Girls Weekend was pretty damn solid in my opinion. Of course, some may disagree but I was not let down at all. When the end credits rolled, I did not feel robbed of my time at all.
So there we have it. The cast, the story, and the ending were all pretty good in my book. It was different, very different, which I liked. It is very hard for me to ever give a film more than a 7 of 10 cleavers, but in this case, I will.
Lou Simon, congrats. The final review for our Reel Bloody Reviews team, I, Bob Clark, give you a solid 7.5 of 10 cleavers!!! Job WELL DONE!!!!
Guys, check this movie out when it is released. PLEASE!!!