Forget Me Not (2009)

logoDirector: Tyler Oliver

Writer: Jamieson Stern, Tyler Oliver (Screenplay)

Starring: Carly Schroeder, Cody Linley, Micah Alberti, Brie Gabrielle, Jillian Murray, Zachary Abel, Sean Wing, Chloe Bridges, Brittany Renee Finamore

 

Plot: It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Forgot This Quick

 

Story: Forget Me Not starts like all good horror films with a screaming victim running from something not getting any help, leading her to return home not knowing what has happened. We fast forward a couple of years (they didn’t say how many) and meet our protagonist Sandy (Schroeder) along with watching a girl who is in a coma. We also meet the generic random group of friends who all act close and are just up for partying.

The group of introduced friends and Sandy recount a game they once played in the graveyard when they were younger and decide to go to the fore mentioned graveyard to play the game drunk. They are joined by a mysterious girl to play a game where they run around the graveyard until they are found or risk becoming a ghost. Yeah this sounds mad to me too. The game leads to Sandy witnessing the mystery girl jumping off a cliff before rewinding to a younger time when Sandy used to play with another friend. After that night the friends start getting picked off by the mysterious girl and for each friend that gets killed off the memory of that person is lost by everyone but Sandy.

Forget Me Not does turn the slasher film on its head with certain ideas, mainly the fact only one member of the group knows the people who have been getting picked off. The unoriginal side to the story comes with the ways the characters get picked off and the over use of drugs, drink and sex. I have said it before not every teenager does drugs, is hyped up on sex and drink drives. Once you get through the many slasher side to the story we end up getting a mystery ghost story that works out nicely without shinning because it happens to late in the film because they waste too much time with the slasher side of it. (4/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Carly Schroeder: Sandy our leading lady who keeps seeing her friends vanish from the memories of the rest of the group and she has to figure out herself what is going on before losing everyone she knows. Carly really shouldn’t be a leading lady. (3/10)

 

Support Cast: Forget Me Not has the complete generic supporting cast who are all easy to tell a part with their clear motives and are all disposable. I would look at more of the performance but they are all quite bad and the characters all make the typical stupid horror decisions.

 

Director Review: Tyler Oliver – He does try to combine the two different genre of horror but it sometimes gets pulled down by the other. (5/10)

 

Horror: Forget Me Not because this film tries to combine the two genres the suspense never gets built up for solid scares, but the creation do come off freaky. (6/10)

Thriller: Forget Me Not as you don’t really care who lives or who dies you are left to not worry too much about who is next but you do want to know why. (7/10)

Settings: Forget Me Not doesn’t create any settings that stick around long enough to be effective to the story. (4/10)
Special Effects
: Forget Me Not the creation of what the dead turn into is quite freaky which makes the only solid quality in the film. (7/10)

Suggestion: Forget Me Not is one for the late night TV fans out there, it doesn’t have enough to suggest a must watch. (Late Night TV)

 

Best Part: Creations of the dead.

Worst Part: Most of the acting.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $1.3 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes

Tagline: Some friendships never die

 

Overall: Generic Characters in Over Ambitious Story

Rating 50

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