Breaking Glass Pictures was kind enough to send me this film. After watching it, I just had to do a review! This was truly a uniquely twisted movie. There was plenty I liked about it and a little I didn’t.
At first, I was getting a little impatient, waiting for someone to get hacked up. But, then I realized as I watched the movie, there is a certain way that this movie was not only filmed but, in how they are telling the story as well. You must keep in mind that this is at a rave...and it is filmed accordingly.
Our basic story, because I don’t want to give anything away, is a group of people, presumably young adults, go to a rave in an abandoned building. We have many different types of potential victims represented here.
We have a couple, Branson and Rachel, who cannot possibly get along, even in the best of circumstances.
We have Thomas, who apparently doesn’t have much of a moral compass.
Then, there’s Claire. A poor, clueless chick obviously new to the rave scene, stood up by her date.
And there’s Phillip, a quiet, harmless looking guy who keeps to himself.
Now, I will say that the way this movie is filmed is reminiscent of something like a drug induced haze. Things are happening and you can’t make sense of them until it’s right in your face.
***One note of warning: There are a lot of strobe light effects in this film because it’s set at a rave. Keep that in mind if you are sensitive to such effects.
Also, the masks that people are wearing at the rave are INCREDIBLY creepy. If that was coming after me, boy, I don’t know what I’d do.
And the pace at which the film moves really does add to the suspense factor.
Furthermore, since I’ve never attended a rave (we didn’t really have too many of those when I was younger), this movie was extra interesting to me because I got yet another idea of what a rave might be like, minus the murder.
There’s also a good amount of gore in this movie. There’s some really up close and personal kind of stuff that really just nails the slasher/horror film expectations.
And you must through the ending credits. There is stuff mixed in with the ending credits that is part of the movie. So, don’t just cut it off once the credits start rolling. You’ll want to see that.
Overall, I was glad I got the opportunity to see this. I know this isn’t like my normal movie reviews but, like I said, I don’t want to spoil anything. This movie comes out April 10. If you enjoy traditional slasher films, you'll want to check this out.
View Rave Party Massacre trailer below.
Rave Party Massacre 2018 trailer
Available on DVD/VOD April 10th