(Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson, et al / DVD / R / (2007) 2010 / MTI Home Video)
Overview: A group of teenage boys out to give their girlfriends a good scare on Homecoming night, which also happens to be Halloween, head to an abandoned house in an out-of-the-way fruit orchard where they uncover the story of a real life urban legend.
DVD: 'The Caretaker,' directed by Bryce Olson (Be My Baby), and produced and written by Jackie Olson (producer of Already Dead) is hardly brain surgery for those that love a good horror story - where the killer has to be guessed! I mean, come on now, just looking at the stars featured in this first-released 2007 film and you just know who the killer is!
Anyhoo, not to give any more away on that subject, 'The Caretaker' starts off very slow, oh boy, so slow, and that includes three (dull) killings - one of a woman, with lovely bare breasts inexplicably dressed like a Swiss Milking Maid! So, all our young cast skip the Halloween party and end up at this out-of-the-way fruit orchard, where they become part of a real-life urban (horror) legend!
Jennifer Tilly brings some camp, larger-than-life humor to the proceedings, her death some would say (in its styling) very poignant; but the fact she is trying throughout the movie to mount some school kid just to get on the cover of American Biker Magazine is, well, tacky!
The movie has some waaaaay toooooo long scenes, like the limo drive to the horror house, but it's nice to see 'Jeepers Creepers' Jonathan Breck without masks and make-up as the limo driver. And as for the ending, well, kinda abrupt - I was expecting more in its reveal. But, stay tuned until after the final credits as the movie provides one last twist! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and comes with the Special Features of:
Optional Spanish Subtitles