OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie!!! – USA, 2014 – reviews

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‘What role will you play?’

OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie!!! is a 2014 American comedy horror film directed by Ajala Bandele (who also stars) from a screenplay co-written with Tom Hatfield. As the title suggests, it concerns a group of friends who inexplicably find themselves trapped in a horror movie…

Main cast:

Ajala Bandele, Liz Fenning, Sharon Mae Wang, Brittany Anne Woodford, Brendan McGowan, Shanna Malcolm, Chris Hampton, Nils Jansson.

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Official synopsis:

Six friends having a weekly board game night are interrupted by a booming movie trailer voice from the sky. Inexplicably, they find themselves trapped in a horror movie!

Who amongst them will turn into a homicidal killer? Who will be the sole survivor? And who will be the first to die in the shower? Struggling to break free from the stereotypes that would see them dead, each of the friends try to stay alive in whatever hopelessly desperate ways they can…

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Review:

“If you’re expecting cheap parody-esque jokes with pooping and farting, they are pretty much non-existent here. The film is full of clever jokes found in the writing of the film that play on the expectations of a typical horror (and slasher, specifically) film.” Game It All

“Raunchy, offensive humor can be fantastic when the punchlines land, but in this sad case, they do not. To Bandele’s credit, he does try to draw laughs by breaking the fourth wall, but these efforts are horribly overshadowed.” Screen Relish

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“So many doors were opened when the cast was tossed into their own horror movie but they tried to play it safe by attempting to be a shitty slasher with no originality or entertaining values.” Horror Society

“This movie might be some of the best horror satire I’ve seen in a long time.  I’ve seen some reviews that liken it to Tucker and Dale vs Evil and I have to agree.  In this movie nothing is as you expect it to be, and you just need to strap in and enjoy the ride.” Nerd Squadron

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” … big on ideas, but low on technical proficiency, good writing, acting, and story. It tries hard, withCommunity and Joss Whedon-esque aspirations of humour, but its characters irritate and most of its jokes fall flat.” Starburst

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“After a strong start, it’s fair to say that the film sags towards the middle and the running time of 107 minutes does feel a little over stretched … Mad, but kind of fun at the same time. Not all of the laughs land quite as you might want…” UK Horror Scene

  

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