Then there's the story's that promise one thing, but delivers something different. A good move, right? But, if it's not done well, this can also leave one feeling contemptuous as we didn't get what we wanted.
We're a bunch of spoiled babies, really; rarely satisfied with what we're handed on a silver platter.
Fortunately, the filmmakers behind the new movie Animal Among Us were able to tease us with a familiar camp-set slasher story, but delivered something completely different in the end. And they pulled it off.
Famous for a savage murder 15 years ago, and the central setting for Roland Baumgarner's contentious best seller The MerryMaker Murderer, MerryMaker Camp is officially set to re-open... but something big is still lurking in those woods!
Sounds familiar doesn't it. Not a question, a statement. We've seen this movie countless times. But, and I will avoid spoilers here, writer Jonathan Murphy and director John Woodruff did something different with it. And they hired a good cast of actors -- including Christian Oliver, Larisa Oleynik, Don Frye and Christine Donlon -- to tell it.
We do get a low-budget horror movie, but it's well told and acted, with several twists and turns along the way. Yes, I wanted more blood and some boobs, dammit, but I still enjoyed the show and appreciated my Friday night watch. I don't get to say that all the time.
This is a Good, and I encourage horror fans to seek it out when Animal Among Us hits DVD and VOD on Nov. 19.