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A group of young women, friends from junior high, are being stalked and killed, one by one - by an unknown assailant in a cherubic angel mask. But in this case, it's a necessary evil.


The story starts at a junior high dance, where a nerdy kid, Jeremy, asks each one of the popular girls to dance. All of them, in one way or another, rebuff and ridicule Jeremy mercilessly. Jumping ahead 13 years, it's nearing Valentine's Day and the girls, still close friends, are now all grown up. There's sexy Paige (Denise Richards), smart Shelley (Katherine Heigl), fun Lily (Jessica Cauffiel), sweet Kate (Marley Shelton) and ugly duckling-turned-swan Dorothy (Jessica Capshaw). Tragically, the girls and the men in their lives are being bumped off one by one, in rather gruesome ways, by a killer in a angel mask, with most of the murders taking place at Dorothy's Valentine's Day party. Is it Jeremy who's come back for revenge, or someone else?


Well, there certainly isn't a lack of beautiful people in this movie. And that's what a slasher film is all about. Not much is required of the acting besides looking scared and asking, "Who's there?" But darn it, they all look good doing it. As far as any notable standouts, Denise Richard's sexy bad girl actually has the audience guessing whether or not she's the killer, which is a credit to her performance. Other than that, the rest of the cast just goes along for the ride in an extremely predictable script.


Really, what can one say about another slasher film that is incredibly formulaic? There are no real twists or surprises. One must plod through the whole movie, hoping to find a touch of originality or even creativity, but is pretty much served the same, tired horror schtick as in most other horror flicks. The only saving grace is the more well-known cast members, especially David Boreanaz ("Angel"), as Kate's boyfriend, Richards ("The World Is Not Enough" "Wild Things") and Shelton (in the new release "Sugar and Spice"). And unfortunately, that really isn't saying a whole lot.

Bottom Line

Rather than watching this movie, it's better to stay home and call up old friends you may have been mean to.