Friday 24 February 2012

The Sleeper (2012)

The Cast -
Brittany Belland as Amy
Tiffany Arnold as Rebecca
Riana Ballo as Stacey
Jessica Cameron as Cindy
Paul Moon as Bobby
E. Ray Goodwin as Detective Drake
Jason Jay Crabtree as The Sleeper

Director & Writer - Justin Russell

The Plot -
It's 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

The Review -
With a very simple story, told in a simple way, we follow each girl of the sorority while they get followed, phone called, then murdered. There really isn't any more to it than that.
Although there is a scene straight out of Saturday Night Fever. I really don't have anything good to say about this movie.
It barely kept my attention.
The movie starts out looking like it was going to pay homage to the early Slashers of the 80's, well, it does, but not in a good way. The simple fact is that pretty much everything that come out of the 80's was better than this movie!
Sometimes directors can over try but in this case it was the reverse.

It was an all round poor effort. The special effects are cheap and looked awful. There was no tension or scares as it was predictable, in a massive way, from start to finish. The killer looked like a blind man that had lost his guide dog. The voice on the other end of the phone calls sounded like a child and it was beyond unoriginal. The best thing about this movie was the acting, and even though I just have, it's nothing worth mentioning. To round it off, final thoughts, what I got out of the film? NOTHING! It's not even "watchable shite." Plain and simple, it should have never been made! Really, don't waste your time! Please, I beg you! The photo below, which is actually from the film, is how it made me feel just reviewing this!

Ok, enough is enough, The Sleeper will put you to sleep with a 2/10

Check out the trailer, it was the shortest one I could find, it's all you need to see..

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