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Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (Uncut)
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One year ago, the mysterious Rest Stop killer drilled, ripped and splattered young road trippers Jess and Nicole. Now three more unsuspecting travelers come looking for the missing duo. That means a killer gets to sharpen his torture skills -- again, only bloodier and scarier than before. And this time he's not alone. The Winnebago full of creepy living corpses is back roaming the old highway. And Jesse and Nicole's brutalized ghosts seek revenge -- determined to give as gory as they got.]]>
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We're treated to a replay of the "Driver's" origin. He was just a bumpkin picked up by a family of religious zealots (nuts actually) in their RV. He's killed but is resurrected as a silent spirit, haunting the highways around the rest stop for victims to torture and kill. It isn't long before the trio of friends is on his trail, tipped off by the creepy owner of a gas station (Steve Railsback). Jared is attacked while inside a port-a-potty as it is run into by the truck, spilling its disgusting contents all over him. Tom is then kidnapped by the Driver and taken to a torture chamber outfitted in an old school bus. With help from Nicole's ghost, Jared and Marilyn will try to find Tom and figure out a way to destroy the Driver once and for all.
Better than the original but still not a good film, Rest Stop: Don't Look Back is filled with inconsistencies. The Driver seems to have that annoying ability to appear and disappear at will which he uses to cheat his victims just when you think they've escaped and yet he seemingly leaves him self vulnerable. The main problem with the film is that the assailant just isn't all that scary or intimidating. He's a hillbilly in a flannel shirt and baseball cap and his attempts at a menacing glare are laughable.
Infinitely scarier and underutilized is the nutjob family in the RV. The sex-crazed mom, the fire and brimstone dad, the two kids in suits who never talk, and the dwarf son who is tormented by his older brothers. The sequel almost entirely abandons the rest stop where much of the action in the first film took place. There are only a couple of short scenes there and most of film takes place on the open road. There's a good deal of gore including victims getting their eyes scooped out, legs drilled into, and other assorted wince-inducing torments.
The cast is certainly better this time. Tillman and Ward give more convincing performances than their predecessors in the first film while Norris and Railsback provide some comic relief. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back isn't must viewing but if the video store pickings are slim you could certainly do worse.
I just finished watching my purchased copy of "Rest Stop: Don't Look Back" on Blu-Ray, and that's the last Warner disc I'll ever pre-order to buy.
The regular DVD of this title is chock full of extras (deleted scenes, alternate ending, commentary track, trailers), but there is nothing but the movie on the more expensive Blu-Ray. No extras at all - nada - not even the trailer! What a rip-off!
Don't Buy the Blu-Ray Version!
And, for the record, "If you don't (come dance with me) I'm gonna go Columbine." isn't funny, even from a drunk blonde.
Following the disappearance of the morons from the first movies, Tom (Tillman) is home on leave from the Army and looking for his missing brother. Immediately I knew he was an idiot because he had on PFC rank but called himself a corporal. Along for the ride is his alcoholic girlfriend Marilyn (Ward) - who probably would have acted better if actually drunk - and a complete train-wreck of a best friend named Jared (Norris). Animosity between the two sidekicks leads to this being a two car journey from Texas to California, and the dork is driving a beater that smokes more than a Memphis rib joint. First stupid decision of many.
Upon arrival in California, the ginger best friend gets isolated in a port-a-potty because of his IBS, and it gets tipped over by the killer from the first movie. Awash in symbolism, that kid is. Something about this movie and its locations reminds me of bowel movements. Regardless, the killer is a flannel shirt wearing hillbilly that is slightly less scary than the Brawny man. Maybe the Scrawny Brawny Man? At least he had ample supplies to clean up all the blood after he did some handy work with a drill. Do I smell a marketing opportunity here? Anyway, this dude is terrorizing innocents at this rest stop and torturing them in a refurbished school bus because a family of circus freaks and religious fanatics in a Winnebago (because that hasn't been done before) had a bloody run-in with him a few years back. Because that makes sense. Once the group makes it to the actual rest stop, there is some mumbo-jumbo explanation that eye saw right through, a few flashbacks, and a foreshadowed conclusion. The thing that gets me, though, is judging by the phonebook-sized collection of missing person flyers at the rest stop, it's apparent that the equivalent of Des Moines, IA is missing; yet, there is little police involvement. Go figure.
The positive of this film is that it the majority of the film doesn't follow an incontinent schizophrenic in and out of a feces and blood covered bathroom. Also there is no Joey Lawrence - the poor man's Keanu Reeves. Whoa!
Rent it...if you are related to one of the actors. Otherwise, skip it.