(Nathan Reid, Gabriel Tigerman, Luis Jose Lopez, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm)
Overview: The Prankmasters are an internet sensation a la Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew, who decide to take it to the extreme for their series finale. When the leader of the group, Ethan, announces that he is getting married and leaving the group and the pranks behind, the rest of the members decide to pull off one final stunt that turns into a Cabin in the Woods nightmare on their friend s honeymoon. What happens next is a descent into terror.
DVD Verdict: So, basically, the creators of Master Pranksters decide to step up their game for their season finale! After Ethan announces that he is getting married and leaving the internet show, the others decide to pull off one final stunt - on their friend's honeymoon.
But it soon spirals into more than a joke when the prank goes too far and the members of the group start dying! The found footage genre can be a cesspool of filth and rubbish. But wade through the dirge and sometimes you can find little nuggets of gold. And here is another horror movie worth treading through all the proverbial.
It starts off like any other Found Footage Movie. We are introduced to the rag-tag team of Jackass wannabe "jokesters", and so far it's as predictable as all the others. But all FFM have to have some sort of set up, to introduce you to the characters and their traits, so the film can move on into the concept of the found footage, because these films don't like to hang around with old Basil Exposition do they?
So it isn't long before we are at the 'Cabin In The Woods' and all the fun and games begin. From then on in, it's a pretty tense movie, with a beautiful claustrophobic setting, and for such a low budget efforts quite visceral effects. In closing, 'Jokesters' had its funny parts, but overall the low budget hand held camera gave us black scenes and no movement scenes with only sound. Ergo, the film was light on plot and horror. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
On-Set Pranks & Hijinks
Behind The Scenes
The Making of The Jokesters
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