The Greenskeeper 2003 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
a buddy of mine who owns the film and myself have a debate over whether this film really leans more toward a “spoof” or a “mostly straight-up slasher film”. I’m the latter. regardless of who’s right lets say it’s both….the movie fails as a “spoof” because it doesn’t spoof very well, there’s no real obvious movie or movies this film spoofs. There is a bit of humor with local Atlanta radio personalities “Southside Steve Rickman” and one of “The Regular Guys” idiots doing some mighty poor acting/comedy/spoof/whatever…it don’t work as performance comedy. And there is the acting….the acting….oh how bad is the acting….it so bad it’s hard to tell if its spoofery, or just bad, it’s no good as either. Practically every scene looks like it was the first take. Uncomfortable exchanges between actors, miserable attempts at campiness, lame dialoug. The production values are as cheap-looking as they come, the dialoug is terrible, and the horror scenes are weak. Weak as in not funny or scarey. What IS funny is taking this film as a serious horror film and laughing at it’s insipidness. What’s not funny is taking this film as a spoof for comedic value. The direction doesn’t sell it as a quality spoof. The same can be said for the direction as selling it as a straight-up horror genre. can you say Identity Crisis? Lord knows I can barely spell it. The actors are third-rate leftovers and the babes are in need of a few hours at the gym if their going to reveal so much skin. The one good thing about this film is the nice use of beautiful golden light used for the daytime outdoor shots. I love a good spoof, the cheesier the better, the cheaper the better, heck I love it when the set walls shake when the doors close if its a spoof, but this film doesn’t pass muster as a spoof which leads me to believe that it was intended to be a horror film, which is just as sad. One final thing about the Atlanta radio guys….just give it up. Please, you’re horrible on the radio and seeing your ugly mugs on film doing a horrible job is too much punishment the public does not deserve.