Molly Ringwald stars as an aged actress that is hired by a group of film school students to complete an unfinished film that she had starred in twelve years earlier, one which bears a terrible curse. Ever since the original director was killed by an embittered stuntman, anyone that has come in contact with the last remaining print has suffered a horrible fate. Unafraid of the alleged "curse," the students set out to begin filming, but it isn't long before the killer returns to claim his latest batch of victims! Trailing shortly behind SCREAM, CUT is a spoof of a spoof with moments of cleverness but an all-too-familiar plot. Both the shooting style and self-reflective tone share most in common with the Post-Modern Slashers of the late-90's, while the punctuated music cues, inventive murders, and supernatural killer pool elements together from earlier cycle of films like FRIDAY THE 13th, HALLOWEEN, and their many sequels. Scarman's simple latex mask and jumpsuit also add to the 80's nostalgia imbued within the picture, and several of the deaths are extremely gruesome. CUT is too bland to be memorable, but it offers just enough suspense and bloodshed to make it worth the watch.
If you liked CUT, check out:
URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT, MIDNIGHT MOVIE, SCREAM 3.