A Horror Film With Wonder Years Winnie Cooper!
That's right. As soon as I saw that Danica Mckellar starred in this movie that was showing on Hulu.com, I just knew it needed to be posted on the blog-o-rama for our ongoing Spooky Fest Celebration! The Wonder Years was a great show (that is where the character Winnie Cooper appeared) and since it appears that it will never be released on DVD, (because of it's vast library of songs that was used in the soundtrack, the owners of the show say paying royalties would make it cost prohibitive) what better way to see Winnie than in an R-rated horror flick from 2007.
What's the plot of Hack! about? Well, according to IMDB.com, it goes like this:
Seven college students, who make up of the bookish Emily; friendly bad-guy Johnny; punk girl Maddy; the token gay Ricky; gangster-rapper 'Q'; British exchange student Sylvia; and football stud Tim; are picked to travel to a private island owned by the reclusive Vincent King and his film-obsessed wife Mary Shelley to study island wildlife. But is isn't long when a mysterious killer begins killing the students one-by-one, and modeling them after gory murder scenes from numerous horror films. Are the eccentric Vincent and Mary Shelley the killers? if so, who is the mysterious fisherman lurking around the grounds of the island? Plus, does Emily know a lot more of what is going on then she claims to?
And at RottenTomatoes.com, we get this description, which made a little more sense to me.
Vincent King (Sean Kanan) and his wife, Mary Shelley (Juliet Landau), are two deranged cinephiles who decide to create the ultimate homage to classic horror films by shooting a snuff movie. When a group of college students, led by the studious Emily (Danica McKellar), sails to the King's remote island to study the local wildlife, the homicidal couple inherit the perfect cast for their horrific project.
Also, while I'm on the subject of McKellar, I didn't realize until looking up her bio that she has also appeared on a lot of other TV shows (usually in guest appearances) since she finished college and grew up, including episodes of WITHOUT A TRACE and NCIS as well as extensive voiceover work and roles in writing, producing, and directing.
To be honest, I have just begun to watch this film so I can't tell you what Danica's role in the film actually consists of, other than that she plays the bookish Emily. Burt Young (Pauley from the Rocky films) also appears in the film.
And now, without further ado, here is Hack!