Rating 3 out of 10
Director - Cameron Romero
Kathy Lamkin - Louise Staunton
Cristen Coppen - Jordan
Kiko Ellsworth - Boone
B. J. Hendricks - Buddy
David Rountree - Cole
Hey there all you Dread Drinkers !! The Axemasters back in the dungeon tonight with another flick for you !!
WARNING !!! Sometimes being a reviewer of Fright Flicks isn't all Popcorn , terror and screaming in dimly lit screening rooms , running for the door because one more second of Horror with a capital "H" ( as you notice ) will make your eyeballs bleed and your bladder sqirt like a sprinkler system !!
Sometimes , .... its like ...... Staunton Hill .
Yup ......... here's the story line in a nut shell .
Its 1969 , (this is supposed to make the film scarier , more classic perhaps !) and Jordan and 4 friends are thumbing it to D.C. for the next big protest rally . They meet up with Quintin (Charlie Bodin) at a gas station / junkyard , that looks like it could be run by Leatherfaces uncle (notice the chainsaw reference hint , hint ! ) . Quintin , a seemingly nice guy , offers them a ride , saying he too is heading for the next big protest and our hapless gang of happy hippies hurry headlong into horror !! (ha ha sorry , gotta bust a rhyme to make remembering this less painful!) Well Quintons truck breaks down (didn't see that coming)
Really , they do !! And they get to the farm and use the phone to call a tow truck . The End .......... unfortunately for yours truly , and anyone else who watched this film , thats not what happened .
|I'm not dressed for company !!|
All is not as it seems at this ideal country spa however and soon , alas our innocent bright eyed granola eaters , the next demonstration to save the future so tantalizingly close , begin to realize , the Stauntons , have no Love in their hearts !!
|Cam Romero can't seem to "get a leg up" with this flick !|
Okay ! Okay .... sorry . Got a bit carried away there !! But my old pal Happywax and I watched this flick with high hopes , based solely on lineage of directors here . The film has some good gore scenes , but its tired stuff . As I've said in the past ...... it is a daunting task to come up with original horror flicks and I haven't done so myself , I only review them . So I wish Cam all the best for his next project .(and no hard feelings if you happen to read this !!) Rest assured , I shall watch his next film with open mind and bated breath , ready to Scream into the darkness of the night at a moments notice !!
Well Fright Fans , until we meet in the gloom again ......Remember .........
If you're going to D.C. for the next big rally ...............Take the Greyhound !!