Ginger Nuts of Horror
I had such high hopes for this film. It started off well, the group dynamics between the three main leads was really good. A dark and foreboding sense of dread was carefully played out between the three of them, and there was a great chemistry between them. It's a pity that this couldn't have been extended to the rest of film.
The film suffers greatly when the troubles begins for our trio. All sense of dread and tension is dashed against the rocks by some of the most stupid and terrible decisions ever made in a horror film, but worse than that is the filmmakers total disregard to exactly how much punishment a person can suffer while still being able to be a fully functioning psycho killer.
Lets start of with the stupidity of the film. if you are being chased by a hunting rifle, big machete wielding nutjob where is the best place that you could possible hide? In a plastic portaloo, nah not even a total fool would think that the thin plastic of a portable toilet would protect them from either a well aimed bullet or a quick stab from a big big knife, but one of the three good guys thinks that is the best place to hide. Or how about hiding under a kids slide in a disused play park. You would be totally hidden from even the best sniffer dog surely, well going by this film the gun toting loonies must be deaf dumb and blind not to see one of the three lying under the slide.
The list of really stupid mistakes that both the victims and the pursuers make is almost endless. I don't want to give away the identity of who is doing the hunting, but I'll say this they are not some unstoppable killing machine like Jason or Michael, they are just normal...... So unless I missed an important point that explains just how they can take a massive beating with the stock end of a rifle after being stabbed and then jump up without any noise that would alert the other person, then can someone please tell the writer and the director that not everyone is Bruce Willis.
It is a pity that the film, which had great potential, is let down by such a stupid narrative. The journey of the female lead from shy and retiring pacifist to an all out killing machine could have been such a great idea, it is such a pity that any good ideas will be drowned out by you shouting at the TV screen at the stupidity f everything else that goes on around this thread of the story.