Back in high school, nerdy Sammy (Jordon Hodges) was bullied by
everybody - much to the dismay of his sister Lindsay (Gracie Denton), who
thinks it's his fault alone that the cool guys don't want to hang out with
her. Only cute Abby (Kirstie Munoz) shows some degree of compassion, but
she doesn't do anything substential either, fearing for her social status.
Eventually, it's too much for Sammy, he brings a gun to school and starts
shooting ... but is wrestled down by a teacher pretty soon and sent to a
Five years later: high school's long over, and the
gang that bullied Sammy has long disbanded and can now be found in all
walks of life, from model (Jessica Leonard) to secretary (Rachel Sowers)
to car mechanic (Johnny Lechner) to drug addict (Rob Fender). But there's
a masked killer after them, and he makes sure that in death they're all
the same ... could it be Sammy, one wonders?
Abby is taking a trip to a
remote cabin by a lake for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend David
(Joel Paul Reisig) ... and once there, he proposes to her. She says yes of
course, and couldn't be happier. Then he disappears, and when she goes
looking for him, she finds him dead in the lake - and suddenly Lindsay
shows up and tells her Sammy has indeed been released from the mental
institution and now is after Abby, so they have to run ...
the most part, Deadly Karma seems to be your typical slasher movie,
if a very well-structured and well-directed one with rather inventive
killings. Roughly the last third of the movie though, things really get
interesting, since the film veers away from the typical killing spree,
focuses on Abby as a character, and features quite a few unexpected and
unusual plottwists to keep things really interesting until the very end.
And yeah, whilte the first two thirds are ok, it's the ending that makes
this film really worth the watch!