#64 -- Mask Maker (2010)

Director: Griff Furst
Rating: 3 / 5

Many years ago, a woman sacrificed a baby to bring her sick son back to life. That baby's father took revenge on her by killing both her and her son. 

Now, a young couple has purchased an old plantation home, in hopes of restoring it and selling it for big bucks. But the man of the house unwittingly unleashes the soul of that young boy, and when they invite friends over to help with the renovations, the boy is determined to avenge his mother. The kids are picked off one by one (and having their faces turned into masks), and a crazy old man at the general store may just have the answers that they need to stop the madman.

The back-story was a little bit vague for a while, but it eventually comes together and makes sense. It's kind of a sad story, and I can't help but to sympathize with the sickly child/man. His mother is a different story, because she was quite the fucked-up young woman. Not only was she a child-murderer, but she had an affair with her employer's husband, which ultimately led to the murder of the lady of the house. 

This reminds me a lot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, only not as good. I wouldn't call it a rip-off exactly, because it does have its own little story, but it's definitely obvious where they got the idea for the movie. The effects are pretty good, though the gore is not excessive like I like it. There were a couple good kills, but overall the movie is pretty forgettable. Not horrible, but forgettable.


  1. Oh hell no! I already sleep with the nightlight on. :)

  2. Ha-ha! It's really not scary at all. It takes too long for the killing to happen anyways, so you'll probably be too bored and screaming for him to "just hurry up and kill someone already!" by the time it happens.