Thirteen years after the movie opens with the typical slasher "childhood trauma at at a school dance" scene this becomes an actually not too bad stalk 'n' slash outing where a bunch of female high school friends (now all grown up - heck, one even does lab work in a tank top!) being killed off one-by-one by a murderer in a cupid mask. Could it be one of their boyfriends? How about the kid they picked-on?
From director Jamie Blanks (who's last film was the mediocre Urban Legend) comes a mostly acceptable time that plays fine and sports not only a good musical score but somewhat creative deaths and a few okay moments of suspense (the first death is a decent example of that).
Sure the finale is weak with predictable results (anyone weaned on slasher flicks - even those who just discovered them in 1996 with Scream - should get it) but it's better than you might expect. Just don't expect much character development (it's paper thin) or the fact that Denise Richards is nothing more than her usual waste of space.
Directed By: Jamie Blanks.
Written By: Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers.
Starring: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw.