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Seasonal slasher re-make: crazed killer escapes from asylum in time to spend Christmas back home - only his old home has been turned into a sorority house, inhabited by a bunch of pouting college girls, and gruesomeness ensues. To really enjoy this one, you would need a far higher tolerance for gouged eyeballs than I possess. For what it's worth, my view (from under the seat, eyes screwed shut) was that this is an above-average slasher: Morgan certainly has the necessary comic timing, knowing just when to relieve the nastiness with a gag. But the stabs - whoops! - at a feminist moral ("We're supposed to be sisters! Let's act like it") are somewhat undermined by the screaming and the babelicious cadavers.

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