Kids Go To The Woods... Kids Get Dead NR

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Paying homage to the classic slasher flick - complete with horny teenagers, worthless cops, a crazy war vet and a masked killer. Complete with VHS static, fake commercials and vignettes with horror hostess Candy Adams.

Starring:
Leah Rudick, Andrew Waffenschmidt
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gemini on April 25, 2013
Format: DVD
If a B rated slasher film looked at itself and the mirror and said "your good enough, your scary enough, and gosh darn it people like you!" this is the reflection it would see! It brought me right back to my childhood watching the late night stabfests with my babysitter! Yes it is a lost art and NO the makers of the movie were not trying to live up to some 21st Century "found film" BS that is all the rage. This is vintage baby! I have a copy of this DVD and play it on a continuous loop every Halloween. Why? Because its thematic! It is like going to Jekyll & Hydes in Manhattan to see all the Bela Lugosi films playing in the background. It sets the tone! Its fun! Plus I like to support small independent film makers. It is Directors like Michael Hall who keep pushing the envelope, working to improve their craft. Stay in it for the thrill and emotional gain they get. Not just crank out crap for the masses! This looked about as fun to make as it was to watch! I love it!
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Microbudget c-horror-comedy. It is what it is... bad acting, no scares, etc... But, with a title like that, and the trailer, you should pretty much know what you're getting yourself into before renting this one. I did rent it, and regretted not watching the trailer. lol But, hey, looks like they all had fun making the movie and it was probably a fun project.

Just remember, it's a horror-comedy, and it doesn't have any scares or chills - it's all in good fun.

Personally, I didn't care for it, but it might be fun for 4:20 on a Sunday with a group of friends in your living room with a ton of munchies.
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The story is a classic blueprint of dark, campy horror than never reaches the cheesy, young, half naked kids getting wild in the woods, and a slasher with a blood lust of near supernatural proportions. The concept is classic but maintains a fresh, electric energy that never tires, and even comes with a high-concept fantasy element that plays well against the slasher set-up. Although the humor is more satirical instead of spoof, the comedic aspect of “Kids Go To The Woods…Kids Get Dead” shows a fun, wittier side to the writing that creates an attitude of modernization as opposed to retro rip-off. The direction and writing work on all levels in this entertaining slasher flick.

“Kids Go To The Woods…Kids Get Dead” has some pretty stellar special effects in the film. The kill scenes are expect but Hall doesn’t shy away from producing the visceral, gory kills. Kill sequences that work well, give full-on carnage and look as clean as any film with a higher budget could manage. It is some impressive use of practical effects that prove low budget horror can be every bit as good as big budget horror. Honestly “Kids Get Dead” shows that the genre still has break out potential that made classic slashers worldwide phenoms.

The sound effects and soundtracks used in “Kids Get Dead” is pretty much what we have come to expect in horror. The eerie, creepy sounds mix with cool music to create the desired atmosphere needed to sell the film. The timing of certain sounds and songs at key points do feel slightly played out, but they fit the moments they frame so they work. The choice of music is pretty rock’n’roll and does offer an electrifying feel to the story. Honestly throughout the whole film all I could do was feel renewed excitement for the indie horror genre.
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It was O.K, I liked the whole idea of making it feel like you were watching one of those old horror movie shows from the late 80's early 90's that would have a horror host late at tnight introducing cheesy horror movies. That was a cool idea. The movie itself was not bad, the villian was effective and made for a nice villian. The kids were decent, especially the heroine and her brother. Special effects were not really a big part of the movie, and the idea of the way things were done was different. Could have been gorier and the killer being almost indestructable was weird, since all they had was a gas mask.
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