Five girls who teased a geeky boy in junior high are now in
their early twenties and are being gruesomely killed one by
one. Is Jeremy Melton extracting revenge, or is someone
else out to get the five friends?
The one thing this movie does not do is make you sympathetic
to the five girls' plight. They were really cruel to poor
Jeremy and after watching what they did to him, I could
understand him wanting revenge.
Adding plenty of attitude and cheesecake is Denise Richards,
who plays Paige the most, shall we say, amorous, of the five
friends. I have a hard time taking Richards seriously and
here you don't have too - she's supposed to be a
David Boreanaz (Angel from the WB's Angel) plays Adam,
the drunk boyfriend of Kate (Marley Shelton). He's barely
in the movie and you never quite know why he's there in the
first place. He is central to the end of the movie, so
they should have played up his part throughout the film so it
didn't seem like he was just thrown in at the end to make a plot
Jessica Capshaw (Kate Capshaw's daughter and Steven
Spielberg's step-daughter) plays Dorothy, the once overweight
teen who is trying to fit in as a slimmed down adult. This
movie certainly isn't of the same caliber of Spielberg's movies,
and it's good to see her making her way on her own (Tori
Spelling, take note). Capshaw is a good actress and steals
the show from the other leading ladies. She actually looks
a little too classy to be in the film.
The other girls in the film I can't really say anything about
because they looked alike and I got tired of trying to tell them
apart. Apparently, blonde was the only casting criteria.
This is not the best horror movie I've seen, but I enjoyed it
for what it was, a slasher movie with eye candy.