The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,710 horror articles & features | 6,992 horror movies | 1,590 horror reviews | 1,683 giveaways hosted | 228 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The First Trailer for Occurrence at Mills Creek Unveiled Top 5 Horror Games Betsy Lynn George Returns for Don Swanson's 'Occurrence at Mills Creek' REVIEW: Thomas Crane's HALLOWEEN PARTY
CryptTV's Sunny Family Cult Season 3 Now Available The Chilling 'Whispers' Lands on DVD and VOD in the UK Eullenia – The First Ever Genre Television Series from Thailand New Horror/Comedy Feature Film 'The Tome' To Be Released 2019!

WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray
WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD
Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download
Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download


Flashback - Mörderische Ferien
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Flashback - Mörderische Ferien (2000)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Jeanette is leaving the asylum she's been in since her parent's brutal murder only to confront the violence and mystery that still haunts her."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 16 July 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

This German slasher flick finally made it to the UK this week despite the trailer for it first debuting back in February.

The premise sees year old jeanette, who has been in a mental institute since her parents were murdered years ago, sent to live at a mansion in the German countryside where she will be tutoring a millionnaire's teens.

Thinking that the country life will be a less stressful way of coaxing her back to normality, Jeanette's doctor insists that she take the job and sends her off. On arrival however, someone begins playing pranks on Jeanette, such as moving her belongings and stealing her clothes. But who is it that is making prank phone calls and spying on Jeanette, and why have her student's friends begun to disappear? Could the man who killed Jeanette's parents be back to kill her?

I had wanted to see this film since I first saw the trailer as it had shown a lot of promise and had received some favourable reviews, however it turned out to be somewhat disappointing.

The main problem I had with the movie was the fact that it was dubbed rather than subtitled and therefore was quite distracting to watch. Also the characters are all so miserable and obnoxious that they deserved everything they got.

As noted in most reviews there is a lot of animal cruelty in this movie so perhaps animal lovers should steer clear. But by far the worst aspect is the attempts at humour. When done subtly it works, but this film is hardcore horror one minute and out and out spoof the next. There's just no balance.

On the plus side though the film is aesthetically pleasing, showcasing beautiful locations and the effects work is of a high standard most of the time too. Director Michael Karen's execution of the material cannot be faulted as it is very stylish and well handled. The problems lie with the script itself, though I will say that the twist and revelation of the killer were quite unusual and I certainly hadn't guessed correctly as to who the killer was.

OVERALL SUMMARY
In all it is always nice to see a new slasher flick and this one isn't all bad. It's just the humour that somewhat dampens the atmosphere.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review

Pyewacket

Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download
WIN a HORROR JUICE 8GB Memory Stick WIN Secret Santa on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com