Memorial Day


Memorial Day Information

Memorial Day (known as Memorial Day Killer in the United Kingdom) is a 1999 horror film directed by Christopher Alender, and written by Marcos Gabriel.

Plot

The night before Memorial Day, Tyra and Trevor are stabbed to death in their apartment by a cloaked figure in a black and white papier-mâché mask. The next day, Rachel, her cousin Leo, and their five friends (Mickey, Cindy, Seth, Reagan and Jeremy) head out to Memorial Lake Campground for the first time since Rachel's handicapped adopted brother Danny accidentally drowned there three years ago. After reaching the camp and setting up, the group drink around a campfire and tell ghost stories, though Seth goes back to the cabins to watch television, and catches a news broadcast mentioning the murders of Tyra and Trevor, who were supposed to come along on the trip. Seth rushes back to others and tells them about what happened to Trevor and Tyra, just as a booby trap launches a spear into Jeremy, killing him and scattering the group.

Seth tries to drive to safety, but runs out of gas, and is confronted by the killer, who sends a man he had earlier captured out to tell Seth to get out of his car. Seth refuses to get out, so the killer persuades him to by shooting the hostage. Back at the camp, Mickey bludgeons a masked man with a baseball bat, unmasking him afterward to discover it was Seth, who was gagged and had his hands tied together. The killer then attacks Reagan, killing her by forcing her to crawl across razor blades while he beats her with a burning hot piece of rebar. Next, Cindy is shot, and Mickey is tortured to death with fish hooks, nails and a knife.

Rachel and Leo regroup, and a hysterical Rachel blames herself for everything that has happened, confessing that she was the one who brought Danny out on the boat the night he drowned. This causes Leo to reveal that he is the killer, and that Danny (who was his biological brother) has been "speaking" to him, ordering him to avenge his death by killing everyone involved in it. Leo tries to kill Rachel, but she overpowers him and shoots him with his own gun, revealing before she does so that she purposely drowned Danny, who she hated.

In a post-credits scene, Rachel is shown walking away from the camp as Leo gets up, and puts his mask on after it is pushed across the floor by an invisible force. A distorted voice is then heard wailing, "We're coming for you!"

Cast

  • Marcos Gabriel as Leo
  • Therese Fretwell as Rachel
  • Andrew Williams as Mickey
  • Erin Gallagher as Cindy
  • Derek Nieves as Seth
  • Jasmine Trice as Reagan Childs
  • Adam Sterritt as Jeremy
  • John Hayden as Trevor Daniels
  • Martine Shandles as Tyra Scott
  • Randy Weinstein as Man
  • Bill Orr as Newscaster
  • Dave Smith as Stalker
  • Peter Marsha as Stalker Voice

Reception

The slasher film blog Vegan Voorhees (which gave the film one and a half stars out of five) wrote that Memorial Day was cheap and derivative, and suffered from poor image quality and acting, with the only worthwhile aspect of it being the twist ending. Slasherpool awarded the film two stars out of five, and stated that it was a "terrible no budget slasher" with dimwitted characters, stupid kills and an easily guessed nonsensical twist.

Killer Reviews said Memorial Day was cheap, lacking in suspense and full of amateurish performances, but concluded that "there is a spark of... something here. A passion for the craft perhaps?" and gave it an overall score of two out of five.




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