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All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
Ok, I may get some disagreement from some of you guys but I thought this was one of the best slashers I have seen since Scream. In fact it is up there with Scream. Yet it has the seriousness of the original Halloween flowing through it. Not a pop culutre savy teen in sight here. In fact try and think what it would be like if John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candels, Ferris Bulers Day Off) had of written and directed a slasher. This is it.
Sadly I think many people are already aware of the twist in the last act of the film. No matter it is still effective. If you are blind going into this then you are in for a real tweet. All you need to know about the plot is that Mandy Lane is the girl every guy wants to be with and every girl wants to be. A group and popular kids convince Mandy to go away with them for the weekend to a ranch and then people start to go missing. That's all you need to know.
The deaths are effective, the acting is solid and the dialogue is natural and very true of the way teens can be one anothers best friend and worst enemy. Make no mistake this is a nasty film. Word of warning with regards to the gore. It's minimal. So don't go expecting somthing along the lines of Hatchet.
Empire have never been so wrong. Brilliantly directed, a lovely score and great photography all combine to make this film look and sound amazing. Fuck it. It's a modern slasher that will go down as a classic along with Halloween, Black Christmas and Scream. Disagree? Fair enough but I am so happy I have the pleasure to own this and go back to it again and again.
I rarely go into this much detail with a review but sometimes you just gotta give a film the respect it deserves. I wanna talk about this with all of you so hurry up and watch it. I guarantee you will fall in love with Mandy Lane.