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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

by

Jeff Nelson

The mix of character development, marvelous atmosphere and unique kill sequences, makes this a superb film.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
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Unfortunately, some films are shot from the U.S. but never quite make it. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, sadly never got a DVD, Blu-Ray, or theatrical release. However, it's gotten theatrical, DVD, and Blu-Ray treatment in the U.K. and Germany. Dates are still unknown, but this film deserves to be seen by U.S. audiences.

Mandy Lane is a beautiful virgin every guy wants. A group of high schoolers invite Mandy to an isolated ranch to try to get with her, but they quickly start to disappear one by one to be alone with the beautiful Mandy Lane. The plot is simple and the writers knew this. The dialogue is clever and slick and never out of place. The pacing is marvelous and has terrific character development. The viewers will get an opinion and feeling from each character shown on screen. This is very rare for a slasher film, but this movie got the treatment.

The casting for Mandy Lane is crucial. Since she's the main character, Mandy can't be miscast. Amber Heard does an amazing job as Mandy Lane. Amber's looks and skills represent Mandy perfectly. Some of the actors used are mediocre, but for the most part everyone does his or herr job. Amber Heard stands above all the rest by putting on such an engrossing performance.

The visuals for this film are beautiful. The style used to shoot the film is artistic and new to the genre. One note that's interesting is that the end of this film was shot around the same area the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed. The countryside is shown wonderfully and shows the violent and mysterious side of it as well.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a fresh film to its genre. Most slasher films try to hide who the killer is, but this film cuts the crap and presents the killer during the second kill. The ending will blow people's minds as it's executed without fault. The mix of character development, marvelous atmosphere and unique kill sequences, makes this a superb film. If you can find this film, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is highly recommended.

My Rating = Four Stars

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