The exploitation teen-slasher flick "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" has been on the shelf since 2006, and it should have stayed there.
A pre-stardom Amber Heard plays Mandy, a good high-school girl who accepts an invitation to a weekend party at a classmate's remote ranch house. There, she demurely observes while the other five teens drink, snort drugs and make out, until a mysterious stalker starts killing the other teens one by one.
Director Jonathan Levine, who went on to actually good movies like "50/50" and "Warm Bodies," and screenwriter Jacob Forman stage a series of lurid and unimaginative death scenes that are more icky than scary and the inevitable "twist" in the plot is easily spotted and unsettling in a creepy, soul-crushing way.
'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane'
Opens Friday, Nov. 1, at the Tower Theatre; rated R for strong disturbing violence, pervasive drug and alcohol use, sexuality/nudity and language - all involving teens; 90 minutes.