While one has to appreciate the amount of hard work that went into making this film and while it looks good and was shot well, it is quite the chore to get through, if one even makes it that far. It is not that the movie is all that horrible, but it is boring to put it lightly and even the promise of a bit of horror does not make it tolerable.
Making things slightly worse is the fact that it takes far too long to get into the thick of it, the makers of this film spending a lot of time on set-up and characterisation which in itself is not a bad thing, but as the acting from all the players was less than good, it seemed to drag it all out more than it should have. In addition, this might have made the entire film seem too long as a whole and it would come a point where the audience just wants the killer to clean house in one fell swoop just to stop the picture from going any farther. One of the better things to come from the entire affair was the design of the killer, at least so far as the pitchfork for a hand went, the mask not so much. Sadly, while there would be some blood – a must when it comes to a slasher, the kills were disappointing and they definitely did not come fast enough. Despite the overly familiar storyline of a killer taking out a bunch of teenagers in an unfamiliar setting, it would not be that which bogged the movie down, but everything else.
Overall, there are a multitude of horror films similar to this one and all more worthy of a person’s time than Pitchfork could ever be.
1.5 out of 5