Reviewed byGL84Vote: 9/10/10
Having survived a brutal serial killer, a woman attempts to get back toher daily life and routine with a set of friends from her work to helpher get through it only for her beliefs that he's still hunting her toforce her into extreme actions to save her friends from the killer.
This was quite an intriguing and enjoyable take on the slasher formula.One of the film's best features is the fact that there's quite anoriginal and intriguing storyline here that answers a rather importantquestion not many really have answered. One of the more believableaspects here is that this one explores the idea of a tormented andtraumatized survivor which makes for a really interesting storylineabout her abilities to cope with the situation and how it has nowimpacted her life, an idea that really needed exploring and featuressome rather novel ideas about what happens afterward. Her paranoia anddelusions about what's happened manifests in not only the extremeisolation in her life but also plenty of rather nice freak-outs aboutwhether or not he's really come back including the scenes of her at thelaundromat or hanging out with them at the bar when he appears to herwhich all showcase the extreme lengths she's fallen to in her currentstate. Aside from this, there's still plenty to enjoy here with thefilm's rather stylish action, which starts with the concluding momentsof the chase at the beginning which signals the start of her conditionout in the woods where she finds the bodies of her friends and has todeal with the killer attacking her in order to get away, the fewfreak-outs she has while at her work with the thought of the killerattacking her as well as the scenes of them at the art gallery whereit's proved that she was psychotic all along and goes after them in thegallery which has some solid stalking and slashing that's really niceand brutal. These here are quite nice enough although it is somewhattroubled. The biggest issue is that for the most part, this one doesn'treally play like a true horror film rather than anything else. This oneis really more of a character drama more than a horror film so fornearly all the movies' running time it doesn't do much of anythingthroughout here and seems to be a character study that doesn't containall that much action at all. This isn't a huge detriment but it's moreof one for those that like more traditional fare rather than this one.
Rated R: Graphic Language and Graphic Violence.
Reviewed byASouthernHorrorFanVote: 7/10/10
Benjamin R. Moody's story is a dark, cynical next chapter in the finalgirl persona. Although the film starts with a strong, gory opening itsoon turns to Indie driven character study with lofty amounts of solemnatmosphere. The cast get into their characters and for the most partgive strong performances. They play up the quirky but familiarstereotypes nicely. "Last Girl Standing" goes into a deep drama modeafter the first scenes, but it is an evenly paced, tense rise to abloody climax.
The special effects are worth watching the film. It is bloody, and goryand brutal. It has all the elements of giallo, grindhouse, and splattergore neatly tied up in one hell of a bloody third act. The middle movestoward atmospheric, and macabre thriller, but the story is strong, andthe blood is gore is in your face. Definitely a big plus for "Last GirlStanding". I do think the suspense and intensity could have containedmore power, but whateve, all in all this is a good, indie Americangiallo horror that most indie fans will dig.
Reviewed bymjsregVote: 7/10/10
I don't know why others have felt this movie deserves such negativityin their reviews.
The story is good and the acting and technical aspects of the film areprofessional and of a high standard.
I found I was drawn into the story as each actor played their characterbrilliantly - especially the gorgeous Akasha Villalobos and stunningDanielle Evon Ploeger.
The film won't win any awards for flashy special effects orgroundbreaking technical work - but its not that kind of film. It is asolid, well-made movie which tells a believable story.
Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn, the lone survivor, has struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, can Camryn ever have a normal life again or is she destined to be alone? Part slasher movie and part character study, Last Girl Standing is a penetrating and intimate look at what happens to the survivors of horror movies.