Freaky Farley (2008, USA) C-83m. * D: Charles Roxburgh. Starring Matt Farley, Kevin McGee, Sharon Scalzo, Steff Deschenes. Independent feature sees itself as a direct descendant of late 70s/early 80s low-budget horror, but the pace and the acting is even worse. The filmmakers reportedly enjoyed the oddball characters of these films most, but the main character (Farley) is so cheesy and unconvincing, you don't care about his adventures with his new girlfriend, with whom he investigates a local slasher legend. Boring. The most exciting thing about it is that it was shot with a Super 16mm from the early 70s.

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