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[taking Terri under his arm]
Okay, where do we sleep?
...Just a second...you hitched?
Hitched! Hitched! Hitched! Hitched! It means married, that's what it means!
Well then, where do you think you're going?
Goin' to bed, get our 40 winks.
No you're not. There will be no devil's play in this house...
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It's no 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' but it's not bad
What is it about movies featuring crazed families that makes them so much fun to watch? Usually they're about a bunch of unsuspecting vacationers getting off track and running into a bunch of backwoods people living in the woods. The most popular of these is the 1974 classic 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' which introduced the world to perhaps the most depraved family in all of cinema. Since then a lot of other filmmakers have tried to capture that same magic and no one has succeeded. That doesn't mean all have failed miserably. This little known low budget chiller isn't a slam dunk, but is still a decent example of a Horror film in which innocents are done in by a homicidal family.
Pros: Cast does a good job with the bland material. A good premise with potential. Once it picks up the pace moves along. Gorgeous scenery. A decent score. Some creative and very bloody kills. Some memorable disturbing moments and images.
Cons: First fifteen minutes are painfully slow. Aside from Cynthia and Jeff, none of the other characters are developed enough for us to get invested in them or care about them. Concept is not taken to it's full potential. Little here you haven't already seen before.
Final thoughts: It's a shame that this film isn't all it could've been, but all things considered it's a fun little movie with a real mean streak. It won't blow you away, but if you like movies involving crazed backwoods families terrorizing innocent people then it'll do in a pinch.
My rating: 3/5
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