Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal,
Rolf Kristian Larsen,
Tomas Alf Larsen
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A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »
Mike and his girlfriend Sheryl travel from Virginia to Lake Kimbrabow State Park in West Virginia to spend the weekend hiking and camping in the woods. They ask for directions to the local guard that advises them to follow the Donner Trail or the Willow Creek Bridge; however, Mike meets the local Ida Forester in the crossroad that tells them that Timber Falls has magnificent landscapes and a wonderful waterfall and the couple decide to go to the place. They stumble with the troublemakers Brody, Darryl and Lonnie and Sheryl convinces Mike to get rid of the bullets for his revolver. They camp and in the morning Sheryl is abducted while bathing in a nearby lake. The desperate Mike seeks her, and finds a deranged fanatic religious family that needs them to procreate an offspring. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If Timber Falls In An Empty Cinema, Does It Still Make A Sound?
When a young couple (Josh Randall and Brianna Brown) go hiking in West
Virginia, they meet with a local woman named Ida (Beth Broderick) who
recommends that they head along the trail to Timber Falls due to the
beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous Appalachian views. Despite prior
knowledge that the trail is the least frequently patrolled, Mike and
Sheryl decide to follow Ida's advice and end up abducted, tortured and
fighting for their lives against... oh, that would spoil the fun
"Timber Falls" borrows a little bit from "Wrong Turn" (in fact, it was
mistakenly marketed as "Wrong Turn 2" in Brazil), a little bit from
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and a little bit from "Hostel".
Unfortunately, it ends up less than the sum of its parts. The best
scene in the entire movie comes in the opening segment which features a
lot of blood and the rather gruesome way in which a young woman frees
herself from imprisonment. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is
nowhere near as bloody or horrific. With only one exception that I can
think of, the camera subsequently shies away from showing most of what
The fact that it borrows from other movies isn't what causes "Timber
Falls" to fail. The movie fails because the main characters aren't
actually that interesting. They spend the first half of the movie
making small talk or simply making out with one another, and the second
half crying or shouting. You don't get much back-story either, other
than some dialogue explaining that one of them is a nurse. Because of
this, you can't really connect to either of them and ultimately don't
care all that much about their fate.
It's a shame really because you get the feeling that director Tony
Giglio has quite a lot of talent. The Romanian landscape (where the
movie was actually filmed) is captured beautifully and he fully conveys
the gloom of the location in which the two main characters are
As it is, "Timber Falls" isn't a bad movie. It just isn't a
particularly great one either. The torture scenes aren't particularly
interesting and there's absolutely nothing here that you haven't seen
before in other horror movies of this ilk. If you've already watched
"The Hills Have Eyes", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Wrong Turn" and
all the other scary wilderness/torture-porn movies then this will be an
okay rental until something better arrives. If not then try one of the
aforementioned movies instead
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