Movie Review For All Girls Weekend Directed By Lou Simon
All Girls Weekend is an adventure in being an understanding movie reviewer. The premise is basically five girlfriends from school go on a weekend getaway trip in the mountains during the winter to reconnect. En route to a tourist attraction, one of the girls suggests they all go for a hike to see a beautiful mountain ridge that she stumbled on a few weeks back, even though there is a well known terrible curse that runs amok in the forest. Apparently no one in the group has seen a proper horror movie so they all decide to take the stroll. Warning, the movie does get a bit weird after that lapse in judgement.
The woods are indeed possessed, and the crew finds themselves going around in circles and lost without any supplies other than a few protein bars. Over the course of a few days, the girls die off one by one in some strange fashion until there is only one left whom the trees decide is allowed to leave, which presents room for a sequel I guess, but there probably shouldn’t be one. After watching it, I’m sure you’ll agree.
The dialog is awkward, the death scenes, while original, really need some work. In one scene, a girl dies by being buried alive by leaves after the forest decides she needs to die. A giant wind is whipped up by the trees, dead leaves begin to fall on the girl, and before you know it, she’s dead. When someone finds her body, it is buried so shallow, one swipe with their hand uncovers the dead woman’s face. In another scene, the young lady who suggested they all go hiking in the first place is, in fact, actually possessed by the demons of the forest, and squashes the head of another in their crew, then cuts the head off the body as an offering in hopes the woods will allow her to leave. It doesn’t work and she ends up being drawn and quartered in front of the remaining member of their group by some strangely strong fern-ish fauna.
The film has potential, just not necessarily in this particular construct. Were I to give it a rating on a scale of 1-5, the five being highest, I’d give it a two.
Direct, Written, and Produced by Lou Simon
Official Trailer can be seen here