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A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.

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Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong grisly horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Dark ride" is an old term used in the carnival business to describe rides that involve getting in a cart or buggy and traversing a dark, enclosed building designed to have characters or props appear at intervals, designed to surprise or entertain. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film a number of newspaper headlines are shown including one that reads "Killer Sentenced to Life in Mental Institution." Yet later in the film Jim says that he read an article about the event that said that the killer had died. Bill then reveals that the media had reported that the killer had been killed, and the fact that he was locked up in a mental institution was a secret known only to people involved in the case. See more »

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[first lines]
Colleen: Looks like it's closed.
Samantha: Don't be such a wimp. The guy's right there.
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At the end of the credits we hear the laughter of a child as the My2Centences logo appears. See more »

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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Tilt
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Performed by Cadillac Jones
2004 Harmonized Records
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Kind of a better version of "Funhouse" to me...
3 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Note, I did say to me, I read another review that said they thought "Funhouse" was better, so it is all a matter of personal preference. I liked the setup for this movie, and I rather thought the killer was good too. However, for the most part it is a typical slasher movie with a bit of a predictable twist at the end. Still it moved rather quickly and was bloody so I won't complain to much...what does one expect from a slasher. The story, two twins ride the dark ride back in 89 and are murdered by a demented killer. Ride closes, but is getting ready for a reopen years later. Group of obnoxious college kids are heading for New Orleans for spring break or something. They decide to spend the night in the very said dark ride where the murders were committed (some of the party do not know this fact) and this is where they are picked off one after the other. So there you have it, nothing to different, you get you kills, your nudity and your extremely dumb kids and now you have your typical slasher movie. It even comes equipped with your rather stupid security guard. So the theme for the day when watching this is yelling at the television is "Don't go there stupid" and "what the hell are you doing?". I am also wondering how the heck is this fun house setup anyway? I mean at the beginning it is a ride with a track and carts, but when our gang gets there it seems more setup for a walk through as there is no way you can pick out some of the things you see if it was setup for a cart. Still fast moving and bloody so it was okay. Though these after dark movies are not really to graphic from what I have seen so far, nothing compared to theatrically wide released "hills have eyes" for example.


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