When a group of grown school chums begin receiving scary messages from an unknown sender, the women are killed off one by one by a psycho in a Cupid mask. They suspect the murderer is a geek they had rejected in junior high, but can he be stopped?
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With the passage of time this now plays like a self-aware tribute to '80s slasher cinema, rather than something that's just derivative of it. There's no real depth or social commentary in its story or its Valentine's Day gimmick, but the films does keep its audience guessing with a back-and-forth whodunit plotline, while the stalk & slash sequences are suspenseful, atmospheric & generally well directed.
I probably should think this was absolutely terrible but it's sort of charming in its commitment in portraying absolute misogyny from every male character on screen. As a savage, satirical riff on gender politics, it really heightens real-world prejudices of the opposite gender - the men are absolutely gross creeps and the women are vapid sex objects. There's no one to root for but an anonymous killer.
The embodiment of everything late-’90s/early-’00s slasher films were: overly elaborate themed murders by a seemingly omniscient killer waged against equally unlikable rich kids set to a nu-metal soundtrack. It’s a whodunit that doesn’t care about helping you guess the culprit with its multiple red herrings and unbelievable twist ending. This one was more campy than others, and the killer is the only decent human.