They were probably trying to make a genuinely scary film, but
it turns out to have some pretty ridiculous moments.
Lots of absurd dialogue between the two College Freshman, the " jock "
and the " nerd ". COLLEGE KIDS DO NOT TALK LIKE THIS!
This college is mostly men, apparently, but the female lead delivers
her lines in a flat, whiny, fake voice.
The villian also has a strange flat delivery of his lines, but at least
he has more charisma.
The best way to watch this film is to look for the absurd moments, like
the fact that this fraternity only has 4 members (due to the low budget!)
The jock gets flaming drunk on one small drink during the party….one
frat boy walks around in a shiny yellow disco shirt…the nerd never
stops darting his eyes and jerking around….it just goes on!
The biggest joke is the way the nerd pulls away an ax from the girl
without even a fight! Something you would see in a high school play.
So no scary frightening moments, and a strange sex scene that’s not
erotic, but still four stars for all the campy moments. It’s a classic!
Almost the entire cast disappeared after this film. No future stars here
except the jock who appears on Shark now. He shows some potential
here, and has leading man looks.
One strange last note, the vampire with the shiny disco shirt is the
only cast member to " survive " and go on to star in Brotherhood II.
This is never explained in either movie…
About The Brotherhood (2001)
Starring: Sam Page, Rebekah Ryan, Forrest Cochran, Gregory James, Brandon Beemer, Josh Hammond, Vincent Grousso, Brandon Loeser, Bradley Stryker, Micheal Messick, Donnie Eichar, James North, Christopher Cullen, Alysa Ratliff, Vanessa Schafer, Brian Bianchini, Johnny Sawchuk, Chloe Cross, Matt Ebin, Lauren Bailey, Mario Adractas, Karl Anderson, Jaimarie Bjorge, Elizabeth Bruderman, Randi Curtis, Michael Lutz, Colleen Gallagher
Director: David DeCoteau