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Old 09-11-05, 04:59 PM
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Cry_Wolf

I couldnt find a thread for this movie, sorry if there already is one.

Anyone think this movie looks good? I think im gonna see it this friday i like the idea but usually PG-13 horror isnt very good. Did anyone here see a test screening?
Old 09-11-05, 08:27 PM
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I don't believe this will be screened early for press or WOM.

So good luck this weekend, horror fans!

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Old 09-11-05, 08:35 PM
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The word on IMDB is venom is absolutely horrid.
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Cry_Wolf has some interest to me, but little publicity and (sorry to say) PG-13.
Old 09-13-05, 09:08 AM
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I'd probably check out Venom before Cry_Wolf, though I don't have high hopes for either.
Old 09-16-05, 06:56 PM
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Caught a matinee of Cry_Wolf this afternoon. I had low expectations going in since there's only two critic reviews and they're both awful, but I have a soft spot for slasher movies.

My main problem with the movie is, despite the trailers and everything I've read about Cry_Wolf, I wouldn't really call it a slasher movie. It's more of a teen thriller with slasher elements as
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apart from the first scene, there is no killing or even chase scenes until the last 15-20 minutes.


For everyone who is complaining about the movie being rated PG-13, I honestly can't see this movie being rated anything other than that. I can't say why without revealing spoilers, but for those of you don't care:
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Since all but two deaths are fake and part of the game, for the most part they occur offscreen or through quick editing so the audience and main character can't tell whether its real or not.


Apart from that, I was entertained for 90 minutes. I was never really sure what was going on for the majority of the movie, and the end did provide a couple of nice surprises. However, Fangoria's review put it best when it said
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most scenes feel like their purpose is to "serve only to drop clues that can be flashed back to later when all is revealed."


It's worth a matinee if you're bored, or a rental when it comes to DVD. I'd rate it a C
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Just came from seeing this and I really enjoyed it. Another fun flick in vain of House of Wax. It just entertained me. Now, what House of Wax lacks, Cry_Wolf is strong in. Storywise, I give major points for creativity. I went in thinking one thing,
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okay, there's a killer...one of the friends is the killer...find out the killer. Basic...
Half-way through I was on too another,
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Okkkaaaayyyy, no actual killing going on, quick clips of imagined deaths. Pretty nifty. I thought this was horror/slasher....
Came out with a new perspective. MAJOR SPOILER-
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It was all a joke! A sick cruel joke....that Dodger planned out. Ohhh, another crafty female out for revenge. I like.
"Who would believe you?"

It made me smile that I was involved in the movie the whole time...playing the game right along with the rest. I'm guessing thats what they wanted to bring forth. Audience interaction.

In the end suspense, acting(bad actors? Sure, but I enjoyed the male lead - Owen - and the female lead - Dodger - ) , and charisma were its strong points. Proven.


Grade: B+
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I just saw it and thought it was very average, nothing special.
Old 09-17-05, 03:19 PM
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The horrors...of instant messaging!

How did this guy, Julian Morris, get the lead role? He's awful...in, well, a terrible film.
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The movie made back it's budget on opening night. It had a budget of 1 million dollars, from what I was reading.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
The movie made back it's budget on opening night. It had a budget of 1 million dollars, from what I was reading.
Not bad. Though I can't imagine it was under $10-$15mil with advertising and distribution.

I was hoping to find some good reviews here. The movie looks pretty lame. After I sat through Lost Souls, I don't think I"d ever watch a crappy, low-budget, ill-reviewed horror movie in theaters again.
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This movie was tolerable. Barely. The lead was almost the worst thing about it. Second only to Gary Cole's british accent.

I thought that the female lead was really good, but the story was SO predictable. From the first trust game, it was pretty clear what had happened and what was going to happen. Still, it was kind of fun for a low budget release. I saw it at it's premiere, so maybe some of the excitement of that rubbed off on my opinion.

Definately a rental.

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