Lindy Booth. Suspense/Horror.
at a prep school play an elaborate gag on the student body by circulating
a rumor about a serial killer on campus. Then a student disappears.
better than I anticipated. It’s a PG-13 horror movie that
is more mystery than gore fest.
Owen Matthews (Morris)
is the new, rich kid who’s been kicked out of one boarding
school after another. Dodger Allen (Booth) is the attractive redhead
to whom Owen is immediately drawn.
The two are part of the
ultra-hip clique that plays “The Lying Game” in the
academy’s old chapel late at night. Owen is accepted into
the fold because his attraction to Dodger is mutual.
Once the group decides
that lying to and deceiving one another has become too boring, they
decide to pull a ruse on the entire school. A townie has been shot
recently, so the group concocts its own urban myth about a ski mask-wearing
psychopath with the same modus operandi as the townie’s killer.
Soon, the whole school
has bought into the hype. The small group from which the rumor was
launched begins experiencing phenomena which tests its resolve and
Will you have to suspend
any disbelief to enjoy this film? Oh yeah, because none of the actors
playing high school seniors could possibly be less than 22 years
Will it be worth it?
For a Saturday afternoon popcorn matinee? I think so. This film’s
blueprint isn’t revealed nearly as early as The Skeleton Key.