“Are we on a boat?” “Yeah.” *Cue reflective pop music*. This odd scene with Sabina making funny faces with a little girl exemplifies the fun femme B-movie charm that K. Stewart in particular brings (“I need you to exhibit some attention-seeking behavior.” “I have so many ideas!”); it’s just a shame the rest of the script is such an awkward mess, especially in the second half (see the unecessary asides with Fatima and Langston). Good fight choreography though, and the Brok break-in was well done.
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (IMDb)
There isn’t much of a story here, and some of the characters’ choices are typical horror movie eye-rollers, but it’s nevertheless an entertaining flick: The tension and gore (tactfully balanced) keep you on the edge of your seat and there are some wonderfully creepy characters that only add to the chilling feel. What really stands out here though is the warm and buttery cinematography featuring some cool camerawork throughout, giving this grimace-inducing slasher flick a uniquely pleasant touch.