A horror flick on the 80’s slasher movies, “Stupid Teenagers Must Die” tries to bring alive the tongue-in-cheek horror films of the eighties we watched to see those hair-raising Goosebumps come up. The film is complete with typical stereotyped characters of the horror films of yore, who have tried in their own way to play their parts fairly enough.
Although, you cannot expect to see a film with great special effects, mostly used in big-budget movies that give you the creeps, the posters themselves make it clear that it is a low-budget, in fact zero budget film. That expected, you can set aside the effects and enjoy the movie as it is meant to be. It is a simple tribute by the director Jeff C Smith to the genre.
Set in the 80’s, a group of silly teenagers have a Halloween’s party at a haunted house and funny as they think it is, they hold a séance and unexpectedly release a serial killer who had murdered his family in this very house. Through the gory night, bodies fall one after the other in very mysterious ways and the teenagers fall victim one by one to their pray.
Blood is splattered all over, zombies are seen dragging along, girls suddenly turn nude, there are screams and scares and amongst all this, the hero tries to get the remaining members of the group out of the house before each one falls dead. The film is not all horror, as there is a humorous touch to it and best is the comic one-liners that make the film entertaining.
Jeff C Smith has made an attempt to revive the classic horror films of the 80’s, but that he has done an exceptional job of it is not the right way to put it. However with its low budget, the movie is credible and since the duration of the film is 120 minutes, it is not as painful to watch, as you get past the script quite quickly.
Director: Jeff C. Smith
Cast: Jovan Meredith, Ashley Schneider, Devin Marble, Lindsay Gareth, Renee Dorian, Cory Assink, Jonathan Brett