Joe Bauer (director)
Monster Pictures (studio)
107 minutes (length)
09 October 2015 (released)
07 October 2015
A group of staff members are sent to an isolated camp for a weekend in order to choose the best of the bunch. This however is not the only reason they have been sent to the camp. The other reason is to supply a evil killer his next bunch of victims. They dont know this yet but as the weekend goes on, the bodies will pile up and the killer will realish the blood letting...
Ok, this is the modern version of that great horror masterwork (and sequal starter) Scream. By modern version, I mean a homage to this film that many have slated as having far less intellegence,money or momentum. It also has been reported as lacking a good script and even a workable different idea. After the sad passing of that great man Wes Craven, these reviewers have almost cried that we can see what he left for us in many of his works.
This said however, I have to say that the film surprised me. It is not at all awful or a dull replicant ... It is a very funny film in many places. By using Aussie stereotypes in such a way and then ripping them up and relisting them in a comical form, it captures the more savvy viewer. I loved its OTT use of Horror film standards and its utter disregard for the expectations placed on them. The viewer is at the centre of this farce. Meaning you know that it is a send up, yet you love its comedy....
The Killage is a great bit of fun and cinema. You should watch it and not expect that the film will be on par with Craven, Carpenter or Gordon. It wants none of this. It wants Australian cinema to be able to blow up the formula and then say...stuff it. I loved the fun factor and will say watch the bloody thing and stop making me tell you how great it is....Also Carmel Savage if you are reading this...literally you are beautiful and I would reproduce with you...You probably didnt need to know that....