Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Everyone is dying to be with her. Someone is killing for it.
The orphan Mandy Lane is a beautiful, virgin and pure teenager raised by her aunt, desired by her schoolmates and a close friend of the outcast Emmet. After the death of their high school mate in a pool party, Mandy befriends Chloe, Marlin, Red, Bird and Jake. Red invites the group for a weekend party in the isolated ranch of his family.
Everyone wants to fuck Amber fuckin Heard, too bad there's a fuckin-psycho killer in their way. A party with the cool-kids. A leap of faith. Locker room chit-chat. A weekend getaway. A Hell on Wheels ranch-hand. Tits at the window. 68, you do me I owe you 1. A shotgun blow-job. A bullet to the face. A Bird's-eye view gets cut to shit. A bloody French-kiss. A final hug. A broken oath. Predictable with a what-the-fuck twist. Anson fuckin Mount is cool as fuck as Garth the Cowboy. His 8 lines of dialogue are fuckin brilliant. If you want to see Amber naked, watch The Informers. If you want to see a good slasher watch something else. If you like Anson fuckin Mount and you have 90 minutes to waste, then watch this.
I really don't get the hype/support this flick gets. It looks better than every horror movie ever, and the opening 20 minutes made me think that it was going to be clever. Then it turns into a stereotypical teen slasher, but continues to act like it's still being clever.
And why, exactly, do all the boys love Mandy Lane? I mean, Amber Heard is very attractive, but Mandy Lane is less interesting than my toaster. Was that the clever part? All the boys want to do her even though she has the personality of a fern? Is that some sort of commentary on something? The end certainly wasn't the clever part because it was super obvious, so that must have been it. Just too clever for me to get, I guess.
On the upside, that one song by Professor Murder is in it and that song rules.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There she is boys, Mandy Lane. Untouched, pure. Since the dawn of junior year men have tried to possess her, and to date all have failed.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane... da fuck why?! We are used to characters in horror films acting idiotic in the face of danger, but this film introduces the stupidity long before any danger rears its head. Apparently all the horndogs in this small town are completely infatuated with Mandy Lane because she's the only girl that hasn't slept with all of them.
If that wasn't bad enough, all the slutty girls are constantly in desperate need for Mandy's approval as well. So all these horned up teenagers, male and female, that are…
Performances : 6.6/10
Story : 7.1/10
Production : 6.5/10
Overall : 6.73/10
It's corny, cheesy, thinly disguised, occasionally ridiculous and often laughable. The most important thing the film is can't be described in one word though. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a fantastic throwback to one of the more exciting genres in movie history: the 80's slasher.
It has the perfect amount of blood, plenty of laughs and more than it's share of sexual depravity. My big issue was that it tried to modernize itself. That sounds like an unfair complaint. After all, who can blame Levine and company for wanting to make their film look like it came out in the 21st century? I just felt like…
This seems to have got a ton of buzz while it's release was held up for years. The claim was that it was a throwback to 80s slasher fare. I don't see it. The director has some sort of artistic ambitions that drive him to fill this film with distracting stylistic fluorishes. In an engaging film, I might forgive these, but this film asks you to spend an hour with a troop of annoying douchebags as they quite literally do nothing but hang out and shoot the breeze. When it does take off, it has a few creative, gory kill scenes, but really ... so what? These kinds of scenes aren't worth a lot unless they're surrounded by a watchable film.
Cool twist to a really dumb story.
Well, all of that was just a pointless plot directed towards pointless teenagers.
Ok, Thriller or horror movie with teenagers, hot girls, lots of beer, drugs and a serial killer? Hey i think they forgot something...... Boobs!
A little joke, the movie is boring sometimes and cool in other moments, I think it doesn't worth to waste your time to watching!
I have been wanting to see this film for years and think I even came across a bootleg copy a few years ago. The movie isn't worth the wait but is an enjoyable teen slasher that isn't as much of a slasher that you would think. The ending is predictable and there is some good moments of gore but like the distribution of the film, the journey isn't worth the payoff.
Usually when a movie is shelved for a couple years it will turn out to be terrible. Luckily, this movie is pretty decent with some good kills, and a nice twist ending.
entered flickchart at 1003
This movie was odd and fairly predictable...but for some reason I couldn't help but enjoy it. The whole thing felt really weird, but it felt pretty genuine too. While it wasn't really great, I definitely liked it and it was worth watching.
Decent slasher but marred by unlikeable characters and a confusing series of relationships between them. Not a great deal of original kills but some decent tension and gore. AtBLML is a prototypical Netflix watch: you're glad you didn't see it in the theater, but you most likely won't regret the time you spent watching it either.
Edit 11/05: After some reflection and rating comparison to other recent horrors I've watched, have to knock this down half a star to a 2.5. Still not terrible but I can't see myself recommending this to anyone, which is the base criteria for a 3-star 'pass'.
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