The Graveyard (1 star)

The Graveyard


(18) 83min (Revolver DVD retail/rental)

Michael Hurst’s horror film by numbers harks back very ineffectively to the three-decade-old genre conventions of Friday the 13th and Halloween. A prologue depicts a group of college friends playing an unpleasant prank upon one of their number, who dies as a result. Bobby (Patrick Scott Lewis) is held by the authorities to be responsible. After a five-year manslaughter sentence, Bobby reassembles his friends in the inevitable summer camp where the action began, and completely unsurprisingly, they start coming to nasty ends.

A predictable plot and a disguised villain that T Dan Quayle would spot early on quash any hope of success. Bury this one face down.

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