After playing the role of a movie slasher in the early 70's, the actor gets obsessed with his role and spends years in a mental institution. At an attempt to break through his obsession his doctor arranging a private viewing of the film for him. When the second doctor arrives back in the morning all the staff and patients have vanished and the entire wing is bathed in blood.
We then cut to a movie theater and soon after discover that this is the first viewing of the film since the the incident which we're told happened 5 years ago. The theater is nearly empty and the few folks that are in there are cutting up and acting silly. The movie begins and as they watch the film something strange happens. The scenes start to look familiar and the actors seem to be people that were watching the movie with them. It doesn't take long for them to realize that the killer is literally coming right off the movie screen and killing them one by one and dragging them back into the film. They try to escape but the theater is locked down tight. They must figure out a way to stop the film before it's too late.
I found this to be a unique and refreshing take for a slasher film. The whole idea of the killer popping in and out of the film was cool. He had to off them as quick as possible really since he only had limited time until the film ended. In a packed theater he'd be going ballistic trying to finish them all off. The tool he used for killing was unique too. No knife here, it was a coiled metal thingy filed to razor sharpness. It plunged into a body with ease and always came out with more then it went in with. Also, the ending was unexpected and that always pleases me. Another unexpectedly decent film. I think I chose a little wiser this year. Either that or I've just been lucky.