This was kind of a so so experience. On the one hand the basic concept was pretty interesting but the execution kind of went a bit wonky along the way. The movies plot without spoilers is about a miner named Harry Warden (Richard John Walters) who after training a rookie (Tom Hanniger) (acted by Jensen Ackles who happens to be the mine owners son) to operate some valves causes a mine explosion and causes the miner Harry to end up in a coma in the hospital. On Valentines day Harry wakes from his coma only to go on a violent rampage killing everyone while dressed in a miners suit (quite brutally) in the hospital only to be shot himself later on by some bumbling cops. This is the premise the movie is based on..the movie itself takes this premise and created the movie reviewed here which is kind of a sequel to the classic or not so classic 80s movie of the same name. This movie tells the story of how many years later (also on valentines day) killings are happening again and how everyone thinks that Harry is back.
The story and acting was actually okay in this film but I had a few issues that detracted from the overall experience. First there was one really stupid scene that I just don’t really understand why it was included in the film as it really was drawn out and gratuitous. This scene involved a completely naked woman (which I am assuming is a hooker) running around for what seemed to be five minutes completely nude only to be killed by the miner...why she was completely nude and would run around in the public who knows. I have no problem with nudity...especially in a horror movie but this scene really served no purpose at all. Secondly, the film had was too many coincidence moments and people always seemed to just fall down while running away. The so called conclusion was also pretty predictable and it really ruined the ending for me...
I would say this movie is only a rental if you cant find anything else in the Horror section to watch..be warned though it is a pretty violent and graphic movie so it is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Review Posted By Jordan23 On 2011-03-31 At 03:22:16