|DVD Scary Story Slumber Party
Director: John Johnson, Jonathan Moody
Writers: Jonathan Moody, John Johnson
Stars: Faron Brown, Russell A. Bryan, Takiah Coleman
3 friends gather together to throw an old fashion Slumber Party like they did in the old days. They begin to tell each other scary stories to liven up the fun. But the fun is leading to something a bit more sinister.
|Plot Keywords: loss of parent, suicide, manic depression, hallucination|
Release Date: 17 April 2012 (USA)
Budget: $5,000 (estimated)
I took a chance and bought this movie without seeing it first and I was not disappointed at all. Each and every one of the stories was unique and did keep you at the edge of your seat. Some with endings not expected and some with ending you'll have to wait to see. I'm assuming they will be picked up again in a sequel. The combination of talent depicted in each story worked well and I would say I liked 90% of what I was watching. There was just enough things to scare you and some things to not only scare you but to give you a little chuckle as well. It was very easy to follow along and it does make you feel as if you in a circle with some of you friends trying to scare the crap out of each other. Great concept and idea and looking forward to finding out some of the endings to a couple stories that just keep you wanting more.. Props.. 🙂
I recently viewed a screener of this film, generously provided by the producers. "Scary Story Slumber Party" is an anthology in the tradition of "Tales From the Crypt" and "Creepshow". The framing device, as the title suggests, involves a group of girls having a slumber party with each attempting to one-up the others' scary stories. This is an enjoyable little film I would recommend to fans of the genre. Some of the shorts worked better than others and, as is the case with many low-to-no budget productions, some of the acting is spotty and uneven. However, this did not hinder my enjoyment of the film. The production values are surprisingly good for a film with such a limited budget; the special effects are adequate and convincing, the cinematography is well done and the shorts are directed with confidence. Fans of extreme gore will not find it here, as this one relies more on atmosphere and storytelling to get the point across. There is a vast amount of talent and potential on the screen here, I look forward to seeing what the filmmakers will bring us next. For fans of independent horror, this one is worth a look.
I picked this up at an event his past weekend and gave it a watch right away. At first I was a little iffy about a film called "Scary Story Slumber Party," but hey films like "Slumber Party Massacre III" have been quite interesting! After watching the film, I was actually very happy with it. Yeah, some shorts were a little better than others, and some performances were better than others. But it really is put together well and a solid effort, I got exactly what I expected it to be. I would definitely recommend it to people who enjoy anthologies like The Collective series and III Slices of Life. This is another good addition to that subgenre of film making.