XII DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.5
Video 7.4
Audio 7.4
Special Features 7.0
Total 7.4
Distributor: Icon
Classification: R18+
Minutes: 78 minutes
Reviewer: Ho Wong

7.4


XII

In this homage to the slasher genre of yesteryear, Michael A Nickles writes and directs this easy-to-underestimate film. From the cheap, head explosion with oodles of blood replete with unrealistic dummy in the first few minutes, one doesn't think this will rise above low budget schlock. I was pleasantly surprised as XII proved me wrong in a few ways.

A criminal has just been released out of jail and is out to exact revenge on the 12 jurors who put him there, hence the name XII. As each one falls, the action falls onto his sleepy hometown where a group of friends will try to survive the night. The cast is lead by Emily Hardy, as Claire, who puts on a brave performance but let's face it, this is one low budget film and it shows in the acting. The performances range from "trying too hard" to above average (with the more experienced actors).

The script and plot are quite well written and the cinematography in the different scenes are well done with some great looking shots. Let's face it, we're not really into the acting and plot with these kind of movies, we want to be scared. After the previously mentioned disappointing start, the special effects are actually surprisingly believable, the scares come often, culminating in a gross psychotic habit of pulling the victims' faces off - not at all original, but thankfully registers highly on the squirm scale. This film also doesn't take itself too seriously with some tongue-in-cheek lighter moments.

Not a lot of features on this one, but an enjoyable slasher/thriller with some great scenes.






 
 



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