In Blanca Carne, California, the seventeen year-old student Mackenzie Carpenter is celebrating her graduation in high-school with her boyfriend Fisher Kent and her classmates. Mackenzie receives messages about her close friends while they are murdered by Horny The Clown, the symbol of the Hella-Burger fasts food. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday and after the death of a couple of friends, Mackenzie realizes that all of them are connected to a dark event in the past of her mother Marcia Carpenter. Further, she will be in danger on the day of her birthday.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
User Reviews: Considering some of the reviews here and elsewhere and the lack of any big names, I was more than a little skeptical going into this film. My suspicions turned out to be unfounded, though, as the film was actually surprisingly good.
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a movie soundtrack where the bulk of the songs were not only performed by people born in the last 20 years, but they were performed well. A good soundtrack is hard to find and adds SO much to a movie. You can have a pretty mediocre film and add a great soundtrack and it ends up being quite watchable.
Some of the acting is a little wooden and the plot is almost laughably cliché. One could argue, though, that a laughably cliché plot was their goal, that they were somehow trying to recreate the far-fetched plot horror flicks of years past. If so, they did it masterfully.
I was expecting a very low budget, but it really didn’t look that way. I’m always impressed when low budget movies don’t look low budget. The editing was creative, especially the ramping of the kill scenes/killer’s movements for increased dramatic effect.
Overall, this movie portrayed something that seems to be in short supply on celluloid these days- youthful exuberance. If you are a teenager, or, if, for 83 minutes you can channel the spirit of a teenager, you’re in for a fun ride.
With a little more money and some better writing, I think these directors will be able to do really great things. I’m looking forward to their next project.