Summer's Moon 2000 R CC

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A family of serial killers stalk a young woman who's out to find the father she's never known. Starring Ashley Greene of the Twilight Saga: NEW MOON.

Starring:
Ashley Greene, Peter Mooney
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Lee Demarbre
Starring Ashley Greene, Peter Mooney
Supporting actors Barbara Niven, Stephen McHattie, Peter Michael Dillon, Cinthia Burke, Paul Whitney, Sean Tucker, Daniel Simpson, Teri Loretto, Dani Kind, Allison Graham, Cathy Symonds, Carolyn Arbuckle, Jennilee Murray
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Moves at very good pace and ends with a flair.
Kathy Reiss
Dont bother unless you like cheesy movies, with corny story lines.
S. AGUIAR
One word for this movie "HORRIBLE" and not horror.
puddin61

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm936 on December 6, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The movie starts off very slow. There isn't alot of tension or edge of your seat moments. There is not alot of gore or violence. Summer is looking for her father and ends up meeting a boy who she hooks up with and ends up spending the night with him. Things appear normal until his mother is outside his door listening to him fornicate with Summer. The "creepiness" the boy possesses is his love for gardening; however, it never really explains why he must have garden angels. It explains his reasoning for his garden but not the angels. The mother and son seem to have a "thing" going on between them (yes, they kissed). The father is more sadistic than the son and simply kills women for amusement. The twist was predictable since the film didn't focus on other characters. I did find the end rather amusing and ended up giggling since it had a somewhat happy ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen B. O'Blenis on April 27, 2010
Format: DVD
Summer's Moon is a suspense horror movie that starts off with the hot-headed and rebellious young Summer (Ashley Greene, who plays Alice in the "Twilight" series) hitch-hiking to the small town of Massie to find the father she never knew. Well, she finds her blood relatives, but also finds a lot of trouble along the way, stumbling first upon a mentally unbalanced, twisted and incestuous family before later coming to meet her biological father.

The insane family isn't in the vein of Leatherface and his clan in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", this is a perfectly normal-looking family at first glance, living in a clean, attractive home not far from town. It's only when you discover the unsettling relationship between mother and son, and the human additions to the son's 'garden' in the basement, that their true nature becomes apparant. And then things go from bad to worse when Daddy comes home.

Stephen McHattie plays the family patriarch, away from home for long periods of time on business and on other pursuits. McHattie, as Gant Hoxey, delivers one of the best and most subtly creepy performances as a psychopath that I've ever seen. As with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, his effectiveness comes largely from the fact that much of the time there's nothing in his demeanor to suggest the violence and horror we know that's in there. There's a scene of the character in a park, sitting on a bench and sipping a drink, looking perfectly friendly and non-threatening, looking around at the park, noticing the pretty girls around... But with what we've seen of the character previously, and knowing his less-than-friendly intentions, especially toward the pretty girls, the otherwise benign scene is incredibly intense and disturbing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on April 10, 2013
Format: DVD
Summer's Moon is a pretty strange movie. For one thing it's certainly not a horror. For 90% of the time, it's not really a suspense either. The storyline is a confusing mess beginning halfway through and never really making sense to me after this. Despite these flaws, it has a few surprisingly good moments so I'm sort of in between whether it's worth recommending or not.

The flaws are pretty obvious. For one thing, the character of Ashley Greene -attractive as she may be- presents herself as a hitchhiker that doesn't like perverts demanding sexual favors, but certainly desires lots of sleazy overnight sex with complete strangers. This means when she's eventually kidnapped, it's hard to sympathize with her character because of the kind of girl she is. It turns out the young man she's sleeping with secretly kidnaps women, takes them to his basement and ties them up so they can't see the light of day. So far pretty compelling (despite the low budget Ghost Whisperer-resembling acting of course).

Then we find out the girl came all this way to visit her father. However by this point it's painfully clear that the type of "suspense" we're witnessing doesn't stand a chance of winning me over personally. It's too much like a horror movie for those that are easily frightened which means for the *rest* of us, we really won't care about the plot development. Also, it really annoys me (not to mention sends up a red flag that Summer's Moon isn't even trying to be taken seriously) that the young man and Ashley's character are basically flirting in a "hard to get" kind of way throughout the first half. Ashley's supposed to be terrified that she's been kidnapped but she doesn't seem very concerned most of the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 6, 2010
Format: DVD
Summer's Moon (Lee Demabre, 2009)

Like most obsessive film snobs (at least, most obsessive film snobs I know), I keep best- and worst-of lists. I'm a little crazier than most, and have been unduly influenced by guys like David Thomson and Peter Travers, so I recently expanded my hundred-best list to a thousand-best list. (New movies get added to it at least once a month. There's so much out there to watch!) The hundred-worst list, however, is a lot less changeable. It's all half-a-star and zero-star movies, and despite my love of pure, unadulterated crap, I don't see all that many movies that are that horrible. For seven years, Lee Demabre's third film, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, occupied the #2 spot on that list. (It was supplanted a couple of months ago by Brian Yeo's horrid Zombies Ate My Neighbours: The Movie, coincidentally also a Canadian film. Predictably, it now resides at #3.) It is so far beyond terrible that better critics than I will have to invent new words for how beyond terrible it is. Which begs the question of why I'm sitting here writing this reminiscence while watching Demabre's most recent movie, Summer's Moon. And there's one answer: Stephen McHattie. I love Stephen McHattie, and will watch him in anything, from Gray Lady Down (which I saw in the theater! At nine years old!) to A History of Violence to Kaw, and every movie I've seem him in, well, at least he's good.

Plot: Summer (Twilight's Ashley Greene) has grown up without a father, but she wants to find him, thanks to her deteriorating relationship with her mother. So, armed with nothing but an old photograph and a vague idea of where he lives, she heads north.
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