Roadkill: Maneater Series
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While the premise of the road trip gone horribly wrong is indeed an overused genre trope, fans shouldn't let that stop them from checking out the Syfy Original Movie Roadkill, which airs this Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Rick Suvalle, this incarnation of the road trip to hell introduces us to five young Americans who decide to hit the back roads of Ireland for a scenic weekend. They haven't seen one another in a while, one of their clan has relocated to Dublin for career purposes, and the group sees it as a chance to reconnect before the grind of adult life begins in earnest. It may also provide an opportunity for estranged lovers to reunite.
They hit the road in a rented RV and take in the picturesque Irish countryside as planned, but it's not long before things take a dark turn when they cross paths with a community of backwoods gypsies. Cultures clash as they always do in these paradigms, and during a hasty getaway the group runs over an old woman with their RV. When they try to help, she uses her last dying breath to place a curse on the shell-shocked clan, telling them the "Simuroc" will avenge her and kill them one by one.
Rather than suffer the wrath of the locals who will descend upon them long before authorities can arrive, the group opts to flee the scene, having no clue as to the cycle of events which has now been set in motion.Read more ›
With Syfy you never know what you're going to get. For every "Sasquatch Mountain" and "From Within" there's a "Mega Cleavage Vs. Gatorade." With a title like "Roadkill" the prognosis wasn't very good, but "Roadkill" surprised me.
The movie combines elements of several films: "Jeepers Creepers 2 (Special Edition)" (flying creature attacking a bus full of youths) and countless other flying creature flicks like "Carny: Maneater Series" and "Wyvern: Maneater Series," as well as films like "Wrong Turn" and "Dying Breed" (malevolent hicks in remote areas). It also has a subplot about an old gypsy curse, which is reminiscent of "Drag Me to Hell (Unrated Director's Cut).Read more ›
Otherwise, not the worst creature feature I've ever watched. The situation was interesting enough; a group of dimwitted friends take a road trip and land in the wrong place, at the wrong time, populated by the wrong sort of people, and end up in trouble thanks to the dumbest member of their bunch. A curse on their heads, a roc on their tail, and crazy locals given to human sacrifice, not the best holiday ever.
The acting is marginal even from the likes of Stephen Rea (arguable the most well-known actor on the roster). The dialog is rudimentary. They didn't even take advantage of the great locale (it was filmed in Ireland, but not a part I'd ever visit!). None of the characters is particularly likable, so when loses start to happen...........eh. Loved the roc though.
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One of the best movies I've watched in my entire life. Phenomenal visual effects and cinematography!!!Published 3 months ago by nicole
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I liked the monster and the effects were fairly good, but I didn't really care about anybody in the movie. If they all got eaten, it didn't matter to me.Published on June 23, 2013 by Big Al
I just love all of the maneater series films they are truly classics in my book they are very well made to mePublished on May 9, 2013 by stoneyloc
Delived as promised - A movie about stupid teens and crazed psychos with a giant buzzard. What's not to like?Published on December 9, 2012 by chris