Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Hazing (2004)

A college scavenger hunt puts an evil spellbook in the hands of a group of sexy young co-eds, who mistakenly unleash the powers of darkness from within its pages! Rolfe Kanefsky's ultra-gory throwback to the 1980's provides plenty of campy fun in the tradition of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and THE EVIL DEAD. While the attempts to defy the average teen stereotypes are a bit too forceful, the likeable cast does a great job in bringing the humor of the script to life. Demons, chainsaws, giant killer tongues... THE HAZING has it all, with ambitious special effects for its small budget. It is obvious from the beginning that Kanefsky is not shooting for the next PSYCHO, and only looks to entertain much to the same effect that Mike Mendez had in THE CONVENT. Fans are sure to enjoy the genre references found all throughout the dialog, framing, and editing that frequently winks at THE EVIL DEAD, so sit back and enjoy THE HAZING with a bowl of popcorn and friends!

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 7/10.

If you liked THE HAZING, check out:
THE EVIL DEAD, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, MURDER PARTY, THE CONVENT, HELL NIGHT.

2 comments:

  1. Actually watched this a week or so and enjoyed it! Have to just sit back and relax and not expect the next Oscar winner. If you can do that, then it's just fun stuff.

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  2. Agreed, this is a real fun flick, check out THE CONVENT too Joe!

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