So a few months ago, Bob and I came across a film called All Girls Weekend and ok I’ll be honest…the name hooked us right off the bat. So as situation and desire dictated, we reached out to Atlanta-based filmmaker and creator Lou Simon and all but begged her to let us review the film. After all, we’re an Atlanta-based crew so in our eyes, it HAD to be done. Luckily, she agreed and here we are! We checked out the film, enjoyed the shit out of it, and now we’re gonna drop a couple reviews and (hopefully) do the movie the justice it’s earned.
First things first…check out the movie poster. Just let it in. It’s awesome, and it’s one of the most fantastic representations of the actual film that I’ve seen. Remember when there were “video stores” and you could look at actual “videotapes”? I don’t know about you, but when I would peruse the endless rows of horror, I’d pretty much base my selection off of the cover art and/or the tagline. I guess that’s how it’s supposed to go, right? Well, if I saw All Girls Weekend in aforementioned video store, I totally would’ve picked it out. That's how awesome it is.
Ok, on with the show!
All Girls Weekend follows a small group of friends who set out to rekindle their friendship in what I would consider the most awesome (and dangerous) genre settings out there: nature. Mother. Fuckin'. Nature. As you may be able to surmise, their hiking expedition is cut brutally short by an unforeseen bringer of death, and it’s simply awesome. You’ll get no more plot from me (nor should you need any in my opinion), but it was way more than I anticipated and deliciously savage.
All the moving parts were there for me in this film, and I can rest easy knowing that I don’t need to say more than a few basic notes about it.
The cast was well put together and there was no question as to the validity of their long and arduous friendship throughout the years. There was just the right amount of witty banter, bickering, and drinking to make it quite believable. The location was also drop dead (pun intended) gorgeous. As the tagline suggests, nature does play a role in the film, and Lou & crew picked a fantastic spot in which to film.
I think more than anything, I really just enjoyed the story. It wasn’t farfetched and it wasn’t swiss cheese either (see our review of Sorrow if you want holes). It was very easy to follow, had some super creepy and gory moments, and provided an overall beautiful canvas upon which Lou could paint her bloody and spooky picture. Just as enjoyable was the weaving in of the exquisitely clever supernatural element to the smorgasbord of blood and guts already laid forth in the film. I tell ya, she just really did a fantastic job of giving you just what you want out of this film, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So with that, I’ll leave you all to hunt the film down via its Twitter and let them know how badly you want to see All Girls Weekend. You shan’t be disappointed!
It’s an easy 7 cleavers for me. Click here for the imdb details and here for the trailer. We’ll also post it on our Reel Short Clips page for you to enjoy.
Stay Bloody, people! Bob and I won’t be doing reviews for a while but keep your eyes on the forthcoming full length feature from Reel Bloody Films, Strip Club Massacre!!!