A model (Maja Loom) arrives at a photo studio for a shoot, only
to find it empty - and be attacked and knocked out by a figure in a cheap
Halloween mask soon afterwards. When the model comes to again, she finds
herself tied up and gagged, and her assailant reveals herself to be a girl
she went to school with (Sandra Lüdke), whom she and her friends played
pranks on though, who has gone a bit insane because of that ... and who
now wants her revenge. The revenge involves cutting the model up a bit,
then tickling her to death - literally.
How that works: By tying the
model's feet to a noose around her neck, then tickling the bare feet to
such an extent that she slowly strangles herself - and since miss model is
extremely ticklish, this works, too.
Sandra Lüdke and Maja Loom
Despite its story's
premise, this is not so much a slasher movie, survival horror or torture
porn but a psychological drama that centers around the war of wits between
the two women - who both do a great job, especially Sandra Lüdke, more
and more losing it in the course of the plot, is positively frightening.
Only the ending of the film is a bit of a letdown, since it doesn't pack
quite the punch it should have, and lacks the surprise twist that made
most other Unhappy End! episodes so enjoyable. Yet it was
exactly this episode that was (in an entirely re-edited version and with
added storylines) extended into a feature film called - you guessed it - Last
Laugh ... which was a brilliant idea, if there ever was one, as
the feature gives the story (which has become a story arc) a whole new
dimension, eliminates the neeed for a surprise ending, and increases the
effectiveness of Déborah Behrens' death scene - without being any more
graphic than in the featurette.
But while the feature film is preferable
to this here featurette, this is still very much a watchable and enjoyable
film on its own.
This film can be ordered directly from
the director via email - MichaelMHuck@aol.com (preferred)
-, phone - +49 30 / 345 1338 - or the production company's website - http://www.gator-group.de.