A music festival being held in the woods is about to be rocked by a hippie-hating, axe-toting killer in a Ronald Regan costume that plans on making this a bad trip. The entire film really should be worse than it is. No one is arguing that it is a genre classic, that the acting is anything above average, or that it is superbly filmed, but you know what? It is actually a lot of fun. For an average teen Slasher, it makes all the right moves. Tons of gore with gallons of blood, lots of nudity, cheap music cues to accentuate the scares, and a masked killer with an axe to grind. The drug-induced hallucinations clearly derive from director David Arquette's personal experiences, which do add some trippy visuals that are not so over-the-top as to become unbelievable. Never taking itself fully seriously, the Reagan killer comes fully equipped with plenty of cheesy one-liners while he goes around trashing hippies in absurd ways. Any political agenda Arquette may have had while pitting free love and the drug culture against a killer dressed as an extreme conservative is lost due to the silliness of the plot, but one can't help but laugh at the irony in pairing Ronald Reagan with the Slasher film. What it does lack in logic and originality, it more than makes up for in gratuitous fun for any Slasher fan ready for a brain-off, movie-on experience.
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