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Three couples set off to spend some time in the desert. At first all is well and they all have a lot of fun (if you know what I mean!). Watching their fun is a mysterious stranger in a black pickup truck, who has plans for some fun of his own that the youngsters aren't going to appreciate. Written by Rob Hartill

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Odd but pretty OK....
27 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Three couples are having a vacation in the desert, drinking beer playing football, you know the usual. But when an uninvited guest in the form of a psychotic killer in a black jeep. The party's over and the 6 friends soon find themselves running for they're lives, but there's no place to hide in the middle of the desert.

Mirage is an odd little slasher, it's really any different from other slashers, except the only thing is that the people are partying in the desert (an odd choice) if you ask me. But the fact that the killer drives around in a creepy black jeep creates fear for the group and for the audience, because how can you get away from someone whose's driving a car and it works well for most of the time.

Maybe the script wasn't long enough or maybe it needed a small subplot, either way, it felt as if several scenes were played in slow-motion just to kill running time. Anyhow, Mirage is one of the few slashers from this era which is actually worth watching.

It's a shame really that this flick is so forgotten because it's actually really good, the acting is well a mixed bag but the main girl Jennifer McAllister did a pretty good job and she was really stunning. An annoying aspect is that we don't get to find out why the killer is there or why he's killing everybody off, but he does play his part well.

All in all "Mirage" is an entertaining slasher flick, not the most original movie ever made but then again Slasher flicks never are. A little odd but still worth watching.


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