Road Kill (Fangoria FrightFest)
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The acting isn't bad considering the script and the inept direction. The girls were especially annoying.
I've only 3 left in the series but I'm in no hurry to see them!
That aside, I really didn't dislike it as much as I was expecting to. I thought the 4 main actors did a really good job selling the plot (as bizarre as it was) They all brought an impressive intensity to their roles. After the first 10 minutes, I thought I knew where the plot was going, but it actually surprised me. If you go into it with an open mind, as I did, it can be enjoyed for what it is: a light & entertaining psychological thriller. That's definitely how I would describe it. If not for the copious amounts of blood, it wouldn't be classified as a horror film.
The acting was real good for a low budget film, and the outback looked both dangerous and beautiful. There is a sex scene between Sophie Lowe (ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) and Bob Morley (CW's The 100) in the beginning, but no nudity, no 'parts' are shown. Then, you got the graphic injury of Morley's arm through out the film. He does a great job of going insane, and both of the actors are hitting thirty when they play 18 year olds. They both do a great job of being eighteen though, despite physically,they do not look it. The girls were okay, nothing stood out about them except Sophie's gladiater sandals.
If you like foreign horrors, then give this one a watch.
Man, Road Train, released in America as Road Kill, is getting savaged on the Internet. It has a 3.8 rating on IMDb as I write this (Rotten Tomatoes doesn't have enough reactions, either critically or from the public, to form an opinion yet), and the reviews and comment board are full of bile. [Note: between the writing of this review and the publishing of it, I have discovered the Syfy Channel repackaged this as a Syfy Original Movie; suddenly a lot of the above makes a lot more sense.] Now, I grant you, I am coming into this movie as an existing fan of both Sophie Lowe (The Clinic) and Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones), so I was kind of partial to the movie before I even hit play (and noting on IMDB that Samuel was also in Eclipse clarifies a lot of things about the movie's chilly reception), and you know what? Now that I've finished it, I still don't see the problem. It's certainly not the most original movie in the world, though most of these demon-car flicks put one traveler up against the Satanic vehicle (The Appointment, Duel, and the third segment of Nightmares all come to mind) while this one puts a quartet of friends up against the possessed Road Train (in America, you probably know the Road Train as a triple-decker or stacked semi--it's where one cab is hauling two or three semi trailers) in question, and once you realized what other flick it's crossed the Duel conventions with, it becomes predictable enough. But solid acting, excellent cinematography, and a better-than-average script powered this one right on through the night.
Plot: four friends--Marcus (Samuel), Nina (Lowe), Craig (Home and Away's Bob Morley), and Liz (Crawl's Georgina Haig)--are on a camping trip in the Outback when they get into an accident. Well, kind of an accident.Read more ›
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Duel, Joyride, The Hitcher and films that deal with crazy drivers or are in the middle of nowhere are a category of suspense/horror films that I enjoy, when they're done correctly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jimmy R
Movie was Ok. I usually am not a huge critic when it comes to movies but this one had me going "WTF". Mainly bought it b/c I'm a fan of Bob Morley. He was great as usual.Published 23 months ago by neonfreak52
I got it for my husband , he liked it as well as i ,i have other fangoria movies will be buying more soon.Published 23 months ago by EVELYN BRICE