Michael’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I’m afraid to face my fate. I’m afraid to be alone.”
Part slasher parody, part tragic drama, all parts entertaining: Unmasked Part 25 is a unique take on horror-comedy genre that you won’t soon forget.
I don’t feel like this movie needs to analyzed to death, so I’m going to keep this one pretty short. I think the acting is quite good when it wants to be, specifically when it shifts from its slasher parody to the tragic drama angle.
The practical gore effects are fairly good, with some I would characterize as “holding up” even to today. Additionally, I though the camerawork was pretty good with the some solid framing. Although it definitely knows it roots, and what it is parodying, so it can be a little predictable from a cinematography sense.
The score though is absolutely awesome with some cool new wave, techno, and classic organ horror cuts.
Beyond the issues I already mentioned, I think the opening was pretty weak. Didn’t really grab my attention, but thankfully things changed fairly quick.
Overall, a solid movie. One of the best in the VS catalog no doubt.