Final Stab Review
I remember when I was a young idiot, I was watching an episode of Saved By The Bell where the gang went to a "murder mystery" weekend, but they didn't know it was a murder mystery thing, and they thought it was all real. It was a two part episode, and I remember enjoying that a lot. Later in my pop-culture viewing, I remember King of the Hill did a "mystery train" episode for Peggy's birthday. I enjoyed that too. So with those two things still engraved in my psyche, I thought that a movie called "Final Stab" with the premise going the same way, would be a fun time, but in fact, it was another boring movie for me to review.
The plot of the film is simple. A group of late teens early twenty somethings go to a house for a weekend of "horror", only not everyone is in on the joke, and there is a psycho killer on the loose.
The story develops really slow, but the killings start fast. You get a psycho in a mask mopping people up with a knife, yet you get minimal to no gore effects. It's so poorly done in fact, that at one throat slashing you get no splatter or any blood flowing out of the neck, despite being gutted with a harsh knife. Now, I'm not looking to see a freak show of gore, or a carnival of fake blood, but if you're going to have the act on film with the actor turning specifically to the camera, you should at least have some gore.
The film is tedious, it's heavy handed, and hard to watch. It really is one of the worst, bargain basement movies I've seen in a long time, and that's not saying much. This straight to dvd film is not worth your time, and it was barely worth my time. I can't believe I sat through it, because it was really hard for me, but alas, another movie down. If you absolutely must see this one, at least know that you've been warned. Final Stab is NOT a good movie by any stretch of the imagination.
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