Jim (Jeremy Castaldo) plays the lead in a popular TV series in which
his character Jack and Sophie (Cassandra Pickens) seem to be made for one
another, only everybody but the two of them seem to notice - a tension
that keeps the series afloat week after week after week, until finally
Jack proposes to Sophie ... with not all that great results.
actually couldn't care less about the series, which he thinks highly
contrived, totally being blind to the fact that his best friend forever
Jena (Ashley Elizabeth Pierce) is in fact madly in love with him. Of
course, since he doesn't know, that doesn't keep him from falling in love
with Imogen (Amber Tranum) at a camping trip he actually came together
with Jena - and he doesn't even understand that Jena's somewhat miffed
about this. But this is really the least of their problems, because they
are camping in the hunting grounds of The Cook (Wade Blevins),
who's the only survivor of a suicide snake cult and who is creating his
own drug out of snake poison that gives him wild and bizarre visions,
makes him super-strong and next to indestcructible, and that turns him
into an extremely brutal killer. So by the by, he kills of Jim, Jena and
Imogen's friends without them even noticing before the three of them leave
to a nearby cabin - which Jena sees herself forced to leave prematurely
because of the situation ... and then she witnesses the Cook slaughtering
people first hand - and escaping back to the cabin, she doesn't even
realize that that way she makes Jim and Imogen logical future victims on
the Cook's list ...
Ok, I have to admit, the plot of The
Cook doesn't sound like much, and on the surface, the film actually
follows familiar genre formulas almost to the T - but at the same time
it's an absolutely bizarre film that has almost triplike quality due to
its almost surreal murder sequences which not only play with all sorts of
weird imagery and colour effects but are often deliberately presented out
of sequence, and in an associative rather than factual way, while by no
means sparing us any graphic details.
Quite probably the weirdest
slasher movie you've ever seen, and not one you'd want to miss!