Sunday, July 30, 2006

"The Tooth Fairy" review

The Tooth Fairy (2006)

Directed by Chuck Bowman
Writing credits Stephen J. Cannell Corey Strode

Carrie Fleming.... Stephanie/Star Roberts
Nicole Muñoz.... Pamela Wagner
Jianna Ballard.... Emma
Lochlyn Munro.... Peter Campbell

I was sent this DVD. “The Tooth Fairy” is about a Tooth Fairy. A killer Tooth Fairy of course. While renovating a house in the middle of nowhere, the Tooth Fairy is awakened from her slumber by foolish renovaters. Now she wants teeth and lots of them. The little girl who’s staying there just had her tooth knocked out and the Tooth Fairy wants it. Bad. She will grind up anyone who gets in her way. Toooooooth!

Well, I thought this movie was going to be lame but it actually turned out OK. What saves it? Hilarious gore scenes! The Tooth Fairy is, for all intents and purposes, an ugly old lady with a hatchet. But Granny Fairy has got an ax to grind and she loves using it. Oh, and let’s not forget about her nail gun. A Tooth Fairy should always have a nail gun handy. This Tooth Fairy puts it to good use. It was a nail gun massacre! Loved it.I also must give her credit on her various other kills, especially the bumpkin brother’s slaughter. She is pretty quick with that hatchet. I was not disappointed with the blood and guts in this one.

“The Tooth Fairy” delivers in the gore department but the scares are not there. In fact, the whole pacing of the movie seems off. It plays like a TV show with little detours into drama and goes down other avenues that have nothing to do with a killer Tooth Fairy. There were a lot of stops and starts. Once the Tooth Fairy threat manifested itself, the movie should have kept rolling. But once she did show up with her trusty hatchet and/or nail gun, the blood started flowing and I was happy.

Overall, “The Tooth Fairy” is a decent straight to video horror flick. It’s worth a look.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 nail gun-wielding tooth fairies

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