Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing new murders and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.
What do I really want out of a slasher flick? Well, I need a brisk pace that's got a decent back story, some blood and guts, a bit of nudity and some fun kills. You get all of that here and more... you get it in 3-D. This movie delivers on exactly what it promises.
The 3-D effect (keep in mind it's not showing in 3-D at all theaters, but seek one out for maximum fun) is well done and used to enhance some scenes just as it should be. Just when you get sort of used to watching a movie in 3-D, you nearly get a tree limb or a pick axe right in your face. Even a dismembered jaw and a fountain of blood are seen blasting out of the screen towards your lap. It's great.
I love the cast as well, starting with Jensen Ackles (Dean on the show Supernatural) in a major role who trades a lot of lines with another decent young actor, Kerr Smith. There's also the sexy Jaime King (The Tripper) and knockout Betsy Rue (who spends a good 5 minutes totally nude).
The movie opens with a bloodbath and the body count in the first 10 minutes is really high. It slows down as the story moves 10 years forward and they begin to establish some characters and a storyline, but the pace picks back up pretty quickly with chases through mine shafts, pick axes flying, plot twists, chocolate boxes with removed hearts and general bloody mayhem.
This is a cheesy, mindless, formulaic slasher film and it knows that. It never tries to be anything more or less. It has a fast pace and a lot of gratuitous violence, which if you buy a ticket to see it that's probably exactly what you're looking for, and some cool 3-D. It's a throwback to the classic 80s slasher flicks and I think it's a bloody good time.