Let's see if it meets any criteria on my ultimate horror checklist:
There were NO Zombies, which is a bad thing. But then, it wasn't a Zombie flick so I wasn't expecting any [grin]. The main killer was a feckin' weirdo, it must be said. Now, the thing that bugged me about the film was that some of the violence was completely needless. I'm all for violence in horror films, but it has to be acceptable within the context of the situation. The main disapproval point for the violence was how the killer hacked up the homeless woman. I'm not going into any detail, but going through the stomach would have been a lot more contextually acceptable without the needless violence to create 'shock' through disgust.
The film reminded me a lot of the silent hill games, with their freaky grime- and blood-covered locations. There was a fair amount of suspense, but I never felt 'gripped' - I wonder if that was down to the low-grade acting. The main problem I had with the entire film was that there was no real closure to the film. You get to piece things together as you go along, with is good - it's not a mindless film as such - but you never feel as if the scenario was explained as well as it should have been. The ending left me feeling disappointed, with me thinking of a better one almost instantly (PM me if you want an explanation, I don't wanna spoil it for anyone reading this).
Overall rating: 3/10
On a side note, I had a really weird dream last night about how cool a game would be that featured Michael Jackson. The game would revolve around him dancing around a bar (Smooth Criminal style) and taking people down through fighting that looked like dancing. So when I got up I checked google - there used to be a similar game released on the Master System. Weird, huh?