When I got the new movie, The Sisters Four, in my inbox, my first thought was, oh boy, not an indie chick flick, those can be truly painful. Well, imagine my surprise when it turns out that this isn't a chick flick at all, but a great slasher movie!
The Sisters Four is the story of Traci, a nice girl who's about to be married, when she's struck by horrible nightmares. Nightmares so bad that they wake her up and she's actually afraid to go back to sleep. Her fiancé, Richard, is determined to get to the bottom of the cause of these dreams and enlists the help of a couple of friends who happen to be psychologists. Well, as Traci digs deeper into the cause of her nightmare, she discovers some unsettling things about her past, from her living in an orphanage, to a group of older girls and even a possible murder! Now, I could get deeper into the story, but that would ruin a perfectly good slasher movie for you, and no one wants that, do they?
Let me just say, a good slasher movie always has an element of mystery, we don't really know who the killer is until the bitter end, and that's part of the fun. Well, The Sisters Four is no exception to that rule, the killer strikes and strikes again, but we're only given clues to the identity, clues that seem to add up, but then, in the end, when all is revealed, have sent us in a direction that we never see coming! Now, don't get me wrong, The Sisters Four isn't the perfect movie, the acting is a bit stiff at times, there's quite a bit of exposition and the running time is a bit long, but it's still a pretty good slasher movie. I'm giving The Sisters Four three out of four cigars, as I said, it's not perfect, but it's still a great old school slasher movie, and, since there’s a set up for a sequel, I’d love to see where they’d take the story next. You can check out this cool indie slasher for yourself by heading over to The Sisters Four page at Stone Bell Creations, if you’re a fan of the slasher flick, then this is definitely for you! So, until next time, when I’ll be keeping a close eye on all those orphans roaming through my neighborhood, remember that just because the budget is low, doesn’t make the movie bad!