|SUMMER'S MOON (aka: SUMMER'S BLOOD) (director: Lee Gordon Demarbra; screenwriters: story by Travis Stevens/Sean Hogan/Christine Conradt; cinematographer: Joana Vasile; editor: Andre Coutu; music: Steve Gurevitch; cast: Ashley Greene (Summer Matthews), Peter Mooney (Tom Hoxey), Stephen McHattie (Gant Hoxey), Barbara Niven (Gaia Hoxey), Peter Dillon (Darwin), Paul Whitney (Sheriff), Dani Kind (Amber), Cinthia Burke (Jessie); Runtime: 91; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Robert Menzies/Curtis Crawford; LionsGate; 2009-Canada)|
mediocre horror film."
by Dennis Schwartz
made in Canada low-budget horror film. Lee Gordon
Demarbra ("Stripprd Naked"/"Vampiro: Angel, Devil,
Hero") directs in a clunky way.
hottie teenager Summer (Ashley
Greene) runs away from home and
hitches a ride to Massey to find her estranged real
father. She rebuffs a pervert who gives her a
ride by pulling a gun on him. At the gas station
convenience store, the sheriff (Paul
Whitney) observes her shoplifting
but she runs by him to escape. The handsome repairman
Tom Hoxey (Peter Mooney) helps her
escape by giving her a ride and then takes her to his
secluded house where he lives with his creepy mom Gaia
(Barabra Niven). The youths have sex. The next morning
when Summer tries to leave, Tom imprisons her in the
basement and tells her he wants her to be part of his
family. Also chained and held hostage is another
teenage girl named Amber (Danielle Kind),
whose ex-con father (Peter Dillon ) is
looking for. It turns out Tom is a serial killer, and
his family are all psycho murderers. When Amber
accidentally dies trying to escape, Tom buries her in
the garden that holds many other teen female victims.
big reveal comes when Tom's crazed father (Stephen
McHattie) returns home and we
learn how he negatively influenced Tom to be a social
deviant and we learn he's Summer's father.
mediocre horror film. The story by Travis Stevens and
screenplay by Sean Hogan and Christine
Conradt is the pits. How things are suddenly
resolved at a picnic, is not a fulfilling one.
REVIEWED ON 5/18/2017 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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