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The cast is good and the acting is well done.Of course there is that element of dark humor that ensues with alot of the slashers today,That's one reason Glovers performance works,it's not to be taken too seriously but seriously enough to delight the slasher fan.,Blake Lively of gossip Girl is only in the film for about 3 minutes so I don't know why she was even used.
There is gore galore and that's always good because that's why we watch these movies , that combined with good characters and cool story..
There's a scene where a boy is burned alive that is particularly disturbing.The rest of the kills are pretty good as well but usual slasher fare.The weapon of choice a pick axe.
Bottom line is if you're a slasher fan and especially a slasher in the woods slasher fan or a Crispin Glover fan you won't be disappointed by this movie.
3 and 1/2 stars
The sad part is that "Simon Says" actually has a decent plot. A group of friends go camping in the woods unbeknownst to them that a terrible crime was committed at some point in the past by some twins who are not mentally stable. Sound familiar? Well, for those slasher movie connoisseurs like myself, it should. Remember a really good solid slasher involving twins called "Just Before Dawn" directed by none other than Jeff Lieberman. Now, that was a really good slasher. It had atmosphere, suspense, good kill scenes and excellent plot execution, solid acting and great use of setting. "Simon Says", on the other hand, had no suspense, no atmosphere, no good kill scenes because they were too over the top, terrible plot execution, below average acting and terrible use of setting.
The problem with "Simon Says" is that it is so over the top that it's ridiculous. This movie does not even attempt to be scary, and no one could possible take it seriously, and the result is some lame attempt at dark humor, but it fails there too. This movie is terrible and is an assault on the eyes and intellect. It's simply ridiculous!!!Read more ›
On their way to a campsite in the woods, a group of five kids stop off at a gas station/general store that is run by twin brothers Simon and Stanley (both played by Glover in a dual role). Upon reaching their destination, the group begins to relax, but their fun is soon interrupted by a maniac who specializes in camouflage, and utilizes some uniquely wicked weapons that feature pickaxes. One spectacular kill involves a weapon that fires a pickaxe with chain attached, that plunges into the back of a victim, who is reeled in and then mutilated. The killer also employs traps with spinning reels with embedded pickaxes, and enjoys hanging his victims by the neck.
The killer speaks to his victims in a horrible southern accent, as his irritating shtick incorporates the kid's game Simon says. This silly routine, and the killer's whole lame persona, gets tired really fast, and only the frequent and dramatic kills, make the film of interest, as he creatively butchers some adventure loving types, looking to play wargames, before focusing on Kate (Margo Harshman) and Zack (Greg Cripes), the last of the college kids.
The concluding confrontation, while featuring much too much annoying banter, does include a barbecue, and a machete strike to the head.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It had such a boring main plot line, it was your typical, kids partying, drinking going into the woods, blah blah blah, same stuff different movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fi
Anyone else notice how the retarded violent hillbillies in this genre are ALWAYS white and often religious? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kerri K.
Love the suspense, stunts, and storyline. This movie has a lot of action and should lead to a second movie.Published 21 months ago by journee