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A big group of freshman students go out of town. On the journey, their bus has to cross a creaky old river bridge which is the only way to get to the center of a dark forest. When the bus is halfway across, the bridge collapses and the bus falls deep into the river more than 50 meters from the surface. Nearly all the students are killed. The remaining students walk into the forest until they discover a mysterious, abandoned town. The students are cruelly murdered one by one. Only the survivor will be able to explain it all. Written by
Crazy Thai slasher, with a whole lot of mindless fun
Since the 1980's the slasher picture has been in general decline, and after Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer it seems like there aren't many films that just set out to be irony free, entertaining teen slaughter fests. I'm not an expert on the issue of post 80's slashers but from what I've seen this film seems to be one of the sweetest outings in the genre for a while, with decent production values, a cool setting and a clear determination to be as good a genre picture as it can possibly muster. The plot sees a bunch of soon to be university students on an outing to the woods, who are told that the roads are too dangerous to go further. They make the mistake of taking up the offer of a shortcut, which takes them to a rickety bridge and then a whole lot of mayhem. This film takes about 20 minutes out of its just over 80 minute runtime to get into gear and from then on out the bodycount just keeps rising and rising, getting into levels that I can hardly recall many other films than the old Friday 13th pictures reaching. Seriously, in the last hour the longest break between kills is barely ten minutes and generally its quicker than that. The film moves from the woods to a creepy deserted town and the tight direction fills the locations with foreboding and a constant tension. Although there is no nudity the gore is for the most part pretty cool with impalings, decapitations and whatnot in plentiful supply. The characters are barely one dimensional but this is a throwback to the days when such things just didn't matter. The twist ending is agreeably wacky and twisted and finishes things on a fine note, leaving me with a big smile on my face. In short, if, like me you like your slashers fast paced and big on bloody slaying, and don't mind mindlessness then this a really cracking piece of entertainment, well worth checking out.
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