Wednesday, December 29, 2010
DEVIL TIMES FIVE (1974)
Anyway, five little brats (who are all completely insane) escape from a mental institution van on a snow-covered mountain road then crash the vacation home of some adults. Then in an almost anti-HOME ALONE scenario the children start setting up booby traps and killing the adults anytime they try to leave. That actually sounds kinda cool, but it's not. Far from it.
Zero tension, the children are annoying and the adults are all stupid. One of the kids (after killing a few people) actually pulls the "Look over there!" trick on a woman and she falls for it, runs out a door, gets gasoline dumped on her and then set on fire. If this movie was filmed like a super violent live action cartoon or as a HOME ALONE for deviant sadists this would have been the greatest horror movie of all time. Instead it about as exciting as watching a cooking show in a language you don't know on a upside-down TV.
I can't think of one reason to watch this movie, but I can think of a hundred reasons to skip it.