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Flick (2007)
Director: David Howard

review by Sandra Scholes

Flick is a movie about a man, Johnny Taylor (Hugh O'Conor) who has fallen for a girl he sees at a local club. He has been attracted to her for a while but her boyfriend does not like him hanging around. Unfortunately for him, Johnny is a creepy stalker type who was destined to have something bad happen to him along the way. The lucky girl who has unknowingly attracted him is Sally (Haley Angel Wardle) a kind-hearted girl who really does not deserve to be with the brooding, aggressive boyfriend she has ended up with.

A fight breaks out between the boyfriend and Johnny, when something snaps inside him he goes on a rampage killing off the men who beat him up. He takes Sally from the dance floor, but along the way home he gets into a crash and dies. He wakes years later to take revenge once again, and it is up to Lieutenant McKenzie (Faye Dunaway) to investigate a spate of murders that have been happening in the area.

Flick captures the era of the early 1960s where it was in between the Teddy boy times and about to move into a new age of music and dance. The streets look dark, dank and foreboding and the buildings are pretty much rundown in the setting as it would have been back then. The music matches the times, as do the people in it. But it will only be a movie that interests the viewer if they had lived in that era or were into that era's music and nostalgic times. The horror effects are well done and the emphasis on the sepia toned colours of the film mixed with the stark reds on Johnny's car, and various other things give the film a certain uniqueness that is not overlooked.

It isn't hard to see why this movie would be popular with those who like the splatter type of horror genre; this is just as relentless with its murder sprees and bloodletting. The way it is conceived out of the old American horror comics will remind some of a certain movie called Creepshow where the entire script was based on the old EC comic-books of the 1950s.

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