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Just Good Fun
on August 18, 2002
SFE is not groundbreaking. If you are a stuck up little film snot, then this movie probably isn't for you because it's meant to be fun. If you are cynical, pretentious, or only watch "films" and never "movies" (you know who you are), please, show yourself to the door.
Okay, the rest of you? Still there? Good. Let's get down to business.
SFE is a lot like sitting around and telling scary stories during a sleepover. All it is really, is a device that is trying to spook you. Let yourself go and you stand a great chance of being freaked out by this movie. I know I was.
The story is simple. Take "Blair Witch," cut the general plot and characters (plus a few more) and paste the whole deal into a haunted house. Add minimal FX and wash, rinse, repeat.
The best difference between SFE and BWP is that SFE feels like there is some design to the way it was made. It feels produced, but scarier because it wasn't made by some kids in the forest who don't know the first thing about suspense (or in their case, improvisation).
If you're looking for a fun way to kill a friday night, give it a whirl. I think you'll like it.