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Overall though, it isn't a movie I watch over and over again, but it is entertaining enough to either rent or buy if it is under $10. Some decent entertainment to see for your first time watching this.
was because it starred Robert Englund (for like about 20 minutes, mind you)
and the cover art seemed pretty sick.
I flipped it over, read the back, and was still interested.
Supernatural Mass Murderer on a killing spree
(ripping peoples hearts out and consuming them for sustenance)
in a locked hospital.
Sounded awfully cool, especially for a gorehound like myself.
I paid the 15 bucks, brought it home,
and then for about 90 minutes, cursed myself
for not waitng for a review on this unmemorable waste of my money.
So here it is.
A couple of buckets of blood,
a few hearts,
an open chest cavity,
Robert Englund (although not even he could save this film from the depths of the bargain bin),
and a Pac-Man T-shirt.
Continuity be damned.
In one scene the killer(Lets just call him Captian Cliche)
has sulfuric acid poured over his head,
and you see his flesh bubble, you see it.
Two Scenes later, TWO SCENES LATER! (without eating any hearts)
Captian Cliche's back to his normal crazy self.
In another scene the heros clothes are soaked in blood,
in the next scene not so bloody.
The Killer in this movie is what ultimately killed it for me. (no pun intended)
He just wouldn't shut up.
Cliche' after cliche'.
EVEN WHEN THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE AROUND!!
He just spouts them off to himself.
Theres a reason Leatherface, Jason Voorhies, and Michael Myers are feared and admired.
They know when to shut up and be menacing.
Everybody else in the movie was fine.
Some of the special effects at the begining were silly.Read more ›
The girl goes back to high school and takes revenge on the vixen sluts and her mother and everyone else; and there is violence and nudity and sexy high school girls kicking ass. (Okay let me calm down for a moment) Had the movie actually done that I would have been very happy indeed. Instead it just remakes Halloween 2. Yup a basically abandoned hospital with a staff of about 5 people. The serial killer comes back to life (of course) and starts using his patented fist pulling a heart through the chest maneuver (hence the name) which looks silly the first time and gets progressively sillier as the movie goes along.
In the Jamie Lee Curtis role we have Meredith Henderson who is surprisingly bland for a suicidal girl being chased by a serial killer. The killer is played not by headline actor Robert Englund (Who is an Amish Sheriff and leaves the movie fairly early) but James Binkly whose is simply the serial killer that won't shut up
In fact dialogue is a real problem in this film. Nobody talks like real people. All the conversation is either a witty rejoinder or a plot point or god forbid horrible self-conscious foreshadowing. And needless to say few people have been crying out for a Halloween 2 (or Visiting Hours) remake.
The sets are unconvincing and the hospital understaffed.Read more ›
Once we get to the hospital (another one of Hollywood's deserted hospitals), Chambers goes on a killing rage to locate Henderson, whose body he plans to take over and continue his killing spree, apparently in some bizarre deal with Satan. Director Bob Keen keeps the tension pretty intense and even though the tornado conclusion comes out of nowhere, it does have a certain eeriness, with the predictable "Oh, no, I'm not safe" ending. It's not the best of its lot, but it's viewable.
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