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Movie Review: Bloody Homecoming

 

Bloody Homecoming

Being a fan of the horror movie genre I’m always happy to review horror movies. To be honest with you it’s been many, many years since a horror movie has gave me the “heebie jeebies” enough to warrant keeping the light on at night. There were scenes in the original Amityville Horror (pig eyes) and Salem’s Lot (vampire boy floating outside the window) that creeped me out. I also don’t think I could ever go camping again after watching Friday the 13th and the film Prophecy (the giant inside out bear scared the stuffing out of me). These were movies that I’ve seen when I was a young girl. As an adult I have yet to come across a movie that actually scared me or make me jump out of my seat. Even so, I still love to watch horror movies. :-)

I was sent to review a film called Bloody Homecoming. It’s available TODAY on DVD. It stars relatively unknown actors JimTavaré, Rae
Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko and RandiLamey.

Bloody Homecoming is the story of a group of friends who had planned on having a wonderful time at their homecoming dance. When they tried to enter the building some senior boys prevented them from entering. They told the group that they were not welcome and to go elsewhere. Bummed out that they couldn’t go to the dance the group heads over the drama class room to drink and have a good time. Unbeknown to them at the time one of the boys in their group set up the whole thing just so him and his friends could “get lucky” with their dates.

After trying to “date rape” his girlfriend, one of the boys was hit on the head by the girl’s friend and the girls leave him in the room and lock the door. Angry at what he had done the group of friends wanted to leave, and keep the boy locked in the room as revenge for trying to rape their friend.

The boy locked in the room accidently knocks over a candle and sets the room on fire and tragically dies in the fire.

Fast forward three years later. Most of the group of friends have recovered from the event, except the one girl that was almost raped. She has never recovered from the experience.

After three years the school decides to have another homecoming event. The school is excited, including the principal, but the group of friends are a bit apprehensive. They are especially concerned about how Annie (the girl who was nearly raped) is handing the situation. The friend’s didn’t know it at the time but Annie has already been murdered – but by who?

Bloody Homecoming Screen Shot 2

Not knowing their friend was dead the rest of the group head off to the home coming dance.

What should be a night of fun and memories ends up being a fight for their lives as a crazed person dressed in a fireman’s uniform (wearing a gas mask) picks off the friends one by one.

Will anyone survive the night? Who is the person behind the mask who is killing the teens one by one? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Bloody Homecoming available TODAY (September 24, 2013) on DVD where ever movies are sold.

This is a typical teenage horror flick where the teens are shown having sex and drinking. There is some brief nudity and a few sex scenes (no nudity but you know they are having sex). Honestly, I could have done without that. I don’t think sex, drugs and alcohol need to play a vital part in any film.

The ending was interesting. I spent the entire film trying to figure out who the slasher was that was killing off the teens. I would have never guessed who the killer was. Kudos to the film maker for going that route. I never anticipated it.

For die hard horror film fans this film won’t impress you. If you are easily frightened and get grossed out by things like people getting stabbed in their eyes or their necks cut open, then you should enjoy this movie.

I would consider this a “mild” horror film. It’s not something that is going to make you leave the lights at night and be afraid of every little bump in the night, but you should still find it entertaining.

Here is the trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.