Monday, April 18, 2016

Shredder (2003)

Director: Greg Huson

Writers: Craig Donald Carlson, Greg Huson

Composer: Alan Derian

Starring: Scott Weinger, Lindsey McKeon, Juleah Weikel, Billy O'Sullivan, Holly Towne, Brad Hawkins, Peter Riggs, Candace Moon, Ron Varela, Seth Reston, Elliot Olson, Kjersti Cubberley, Drake William Smith, Jessical Veal

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Icy Dead People!

Plot:  At an exclusive, secluded North American ski resort up on Mount Rocky Summit, brutal slashing, severing and beheading on a group of teenagers are taking place and are believed to be the work of a mysterious skier dressed in black.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Cute tagline.  Good score.  The opening cue was really nice.  It's a slasher flick so let's get down to the important stuff.  The kills are a mixed bag.  They saved some dough by keeping some of them tame at the point of impact.  The camcorder kill was fun.  There's a little bit of nudity but there could've been more.  At least it was teased that way.  There's a shower scene in the first few minutes that doesn't reveal anything.  Booooo.  I think that was Lindsey McKeon as Kimberly.  Not that that matters.  Send your disappointment hate letters to her.  The only character I actually liked was Pike (Juleah Weikel).  She was a lot of fun.  Oh, and one more who shows up unexpectedly on a ski lift.  I think that was Candace Moon (as Shelly).  The rest of them were OK.  Maybe if I were rich, 20, hot and dumb I'd like them more.  The ending was fun and I dig the song that starts the closing credits (Ron Sunshine & Full Swing's She Won't Believe).  And I've got to say that the film looks REALLY good for a low budget picture.  The MGM DVD presents the film in anamorphic widescreen.  The extras are ten minutes of deleted scenes (which are mostly alternate takes) and trailers for three other MGM movies (but not for this one).  A commentary track would have been nice. 

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