AFTER DARK HORRORFEST III:
Itís that time of year
again. For the third year in a row After Dark Pictures goes
on the hunt to find some of the scares movies, or so they
claim, in what has become known as Horrorfest. However, of
the 24 movies this festival has given us, only a small few
are worthy seeing. Sadly Perkins 14 isnít one of them - a
fan inspire movie where hundreds of filmmakers pitched their
ideas and selected the cast. Similar to last years Mulberry
Street the movie attempts an original stab at the zombie
genre but ends an uninspiring heap.
In Perkins 14, a man named Ronald Perkins (Richard Brake)
kidnapped fourteen children in the small town of Stone Cove.
Ten years later Officer Dwayne Hopper (Patrick O'Kane),
whose son was one of the of the kidnapped, shows up for duty
and is told that in the holding cell is Ronald Perkins.
Dwayne beings to question him and becomes suspicious of
Perkins when he see he is missing a finger. Dwayne visits
Perkinsí home and confirms he is the kidnapper, but what has
become of the children? Perkins has create zombies out of
them to exact revenge on the town. Now Dwayne is face with
either killing his zombie son or trying to save him.
The best actor here is probably Perkin since he has the
right level of creepiness. Sadly we donít see much of him
once the movie gets going. All that we are left with are
less than stellar performance by the rest of the cast.
However, the biggest flaw is that this movie is just another
re-hashing of the basic zombie formula and it is not even a
good one. Once the movie sets up the premise, it just
becomes a race to kill or be killed. As for the scare factor
the movie isnít that scary either and intense scenes are so
dark I could barely make out anything. For those who like
their horror with blood and gore there is some of that here,
but without a decent plot I just lost interest in the whole
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Miss Horrorfest webisodes:
I donít think anyone cares about this feature except for
Miss Horrorfest herself.
ďMaking of Perkinsí 14Ē webisodes: showing the
process by which the movie was made. This feature may be
better than the movie. However since they are presented as
ten separate episodes, they keep starting and finishing.
They should have edited that whole thing as one long behind
the scenes feature. (45:00)
Review By Brad Peterson
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