– (2007) – A couple films each other as they obliterate a family at Christmastime, among other “festive” moments. Yet another falsified experience that’s supposed to outrage, but the well has run dry on the trickery. What’s supposed to seem real and profound is now irritating and lacking of conviction.
– (2003) – Forty-two teens are abducted to infiltrate a group of terrorists run by the original film’s survivor. Has much to say about the need for youths to rebel against adults, but the message is often lost in the bloat of the action and the overlong running time. Always worth regarding, but too often hard to value.
– (1992) – A film crew follows a rather cheerful serial killer in order to capture his sadistic exploits. Slightly off putting at first for its strange design, but by the end this becomes a thousand times more depraved than anything that tries ripping it off. The violence is often shocking, but the hysterical dialog takes center stage.