Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sweet Sixteen (1983) aka Sweet 16

3.5 / 5

Tagline: Why Are All The Boys Dying To Meet Melissa?
Directed by: Jim Sotos
Written by: Erwin Goldman
Actors include: Aleisa Shirley, Don Shanks, Patrick Macnee
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is sort of a strange little murder mystery style thing. It centers around a hilariously bitchy fifteen year old Lolita style girl who moves to a new town. Every time she makes a date or is seen with a guy they seem to turn up with multiple stab wounds. There seems to also be some racism in the town involving local rednecks and the Native Americans nearby which comes into play when one of the Indians is found near a corpse. Anyhow things definitely don't play out as expected, and things aren't always what they seem. There aren't a ton of deaths nor is it incredibly bloody or anything, it's more about the who-dunnit, but the weird dialog and hilarious music make it very easy to sit through. It's surprisingly entertaining for a straight-to-video sort of no budget style of film and although it's far from perfect, it's better than one might expect.

Availability:  On DVD

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