A Comic-Con related midnight screening was secret enough that they let in plenty of walk up attendees...including a pair of homeless guys who brought in their bags of recyclables. I believe the Weinsteins were once scheduled to put this movie out...then they didn't, and it's been in limbo for a while. It's not terrible, but is a bit tonally problematic, as the slow pace, grainy handheld cinematography, and soundtrack scream serious drama...but at heart, it still ultimately just becomes a movie about drunk horny teens dying. It's so dour about it, though, that it's not a lot of fun, but I will say that the ending was inspired, taking an “unpredictably predictable” twist and doing a lot more with it than I expected.
Prior to the movie, they showed a trailer for something called BUNRAKU. Now, I'm fairly sure many of you don't know what that means, which might be a strike against the movie; it's a Japanese style of puppet show. The movie, however, is one of those all-greenscreen shot flicks like SIN CITY, set in a world full of primary colors and cartoony backgrounds, and a really low-rent version of the cuty-folding-up effect done better in INCEPTION. But look: Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Josh Hartnett, Ron Perlman in gray dreadlocks...oh, and the best acting credit ever: “and introducing Gackt.”
Yes, there's a dude just named Gackt in this movie. And he looks like a real ass-kicker.