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Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
I went to one of those secret test screenings they do here a lot in Los Angeles. I knew this was a horror, am a big fan, but had never heard of it. We were urged not to talk about the story until it opened, especially the surprise ending. If their so worried about the big twist, then don't screen it!
The movie opens on a family traveling in a minivan demolishing a deer on the road. Then they encounter a mysterious noxious gas that maims their dog and nearly decapitates the father. The first 3 minutes is totally sick and whack.
Then these college kids, strangers, share a ride through the desert. I especially liked the blind guy and the music obsessed geek. When their truck breaks down and they get trapped at a motel, the movie really takes off. It veers into weird, funny, scary, strange to totally messed up. A psycho ecstasy dealer (who I recognize from "Resident Evil") is after them -- or isn't he? There are sightings of mutilated dying people -- including a hilarious and gory appearance of a "half a trucker." An old man shows up in a RV looking for his missing wife. And I don't even really need to say it, but, someone or something is killing them off one by one...
It's the mystery that really makes this light years better than most horror films I've seen recently. Unlike THE GRUDGE, this one makes sense. I'll admit, I'm still trying to sort out all the little details of what really happened. I worked my way back through the movie all night and it's even better in the morning. Not all the special effects were finished and the sound wasn't done either, so I can only imagine Reeker will get even better. Two mangled thumbs up!
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