A teen horror for the faint of heart. It's more in the vein of "When a Stranger Calls" (the remake) and "Disturbia"(but without the big budget) both of which I really liked, but also had humor. Overall, I thought it was funny. It has that 80's movie vibe.
I'm a big Jennifer Tilly fan and think she's a comedic genius. As always, she delivers with her quick wit and a purring feline voice. When Miss T. arrives, she brings loads of enjoyment, but she's not the star - she's in about 30 minutes of the film. Her character is completely off her rocker (and a rip on Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher that married her student she had sex with when he was 12 years old).
Attractive actors all around. It's laced with teen issues and dialogue and a crazy authoritative figure. I would have liked to have seen some romance (there was none). The kids are likeable and out to have some harmless fun, but it wouldn't be a scream fest if they all made it back to the dance without meeting an untimely death.
I liked the backstory on `The Caretaker' and how everything comes full circle. He's kind of a serial killer with a big heart. Too big of a heart actually.
And who knew saline implants light up? I learned something new from this film (and my husband hit rewind three times). That and what a fruit picker is. It's a metal device used to pick the fruit in trees that you can't reach. Only this guy's is whacked out and used to murder loitering teens.
It made for a fun, eat popcorn and yell at the screen kind of night.
...it's saved by a very talented cast and crew and has some genuine campy goodness throughout that is highlighted by Jennifer Tilly's role of a horny School Teacher (why didnt I have a teacher that looked and acted like this?????) who wants to sleep with her students to become famous and Judd Nelson (yes hes still acting!) as a very overprotective father. Jennifer Tilly's performance in The Caretaker will leave the viewer breathless and help cement her hold on the "Scream Queen" of the new millenium and beyond.
One of the other cameos was Jonathan Breck (the Creeper himself) out of make-up and creepy as The Limo Driver. A very effective score from Jim Lang helps to highlight the creepier and more atmospheric parts of the film. The Caretaker cast is rounded out by Andrew St.John, Jennifer Freeman form "My wife and Kids" as well as a host of other way too beautiful up and comers.
So weve already explained that this is a film geared toward teens and their dates but fear not......While the gore is downplayed in this one there is still one scene with ample nudity. In fact this scene contains the Boob-o-Lantern which is reason enough to go out and buy this DVD.....I cant even explain it without laughing my !@# off so just trust me you gotta see it.
...This is the perfect film to watch with your signifigant other who may not be into more hardcore horror fare. This film is perfect to bridge the generation gap between you and your teenage child as it has something for everyone to enjoy.