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Cast: Patrick Atherton, Chris Bailey, Briana Baker, Kevin Brown and Susannah Hart Jones
Something is happening in the desert town of Victorville. Neighbors are disappearing, murder is in the air. Unknowingly, a group of nine friends decide to spend Labor Day in Victorville as the town finds itself terrorized by a serial killer. Now the friends find themselves on a haunting journey into heart pounding terror where dirty secrets within the group will be revealed, blood will be shed and surviving Labor Day weekend takes on a whole new meaning.
"The Victorville Massacre" starts off with a great opening scene and then it levels off for a bit while it lays out the story line and introduces the many characters that are important to the film. Listed as a horror/thriller the film does have some nice kills and it does create some good suspense at times but I was also surprised at how much comedy was in it as well some of which was very funny.
There is no reason to go into plot details here because the synopsis above about covers all you need to know before watching the film. The film doesn't break any new ground as far as these types of horror films go but it has a few nice twists towards the end and the flashback scenes which help in providing character development and also lets us in on some secrets within the group before they got together for the party. The odd thing about it is that these character development points only happen as the characters are being killed off but some how it still works.
"The Victorville Massacre" is not the best horror film you will ever see, it's low budget shows at times and some of the acting is below average but for the most part the cast did a good job. What makes the film is the flashbacks and the multiple twists towards and at the end of the film. The killer is also pretty cool with the mask he wears and like I said before it does have some cool kills as well. I do not think it is a film I would want to revisit but it was entertaining enough the first time to recommend it to Indie fans.
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Released by Indican Pictures
** 3/4 Out Of *****