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Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | Video 30 September 2008
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The corporal Tom Hilts returns from overseas to his hometown Argyle, Texas, for a ten days leave with the intention to seek our his brother Jess, who disappeared one year ago while heading ... See full summary »






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Cast overview:
Jesse (as Joey Mendicino)
The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Gary Entin ...
Twin #1
Edmund Entin ...
Twin #2
Mr. Hilts
Party Girl #1
Sharon Senina ...
Party Girl #2


The corporal Tom Hilts returns from overseas to his hometown Argyle, Texas, for a ten days leave with the intention to seek our his brother Jess, who disappeared one year ago while heading to California with his girl-friend Nicole. He travels in his truck with his girlfriend Marilyn and followed by his friend Jared in his old car to California trying to track his brother. While in the old highway California, Jared needs to stop his car in an old rest stop to go to the toilet and is attacked by the driver of a yellow truck. Meanwhile Tom and Marilyn wait for him in the next rest stop where Tom is also attacked and kidnapped by the driver of the yellow truck. Marilyn sees the ghost of Nicole in the restroom and realizes that they are facing supernatural evil forces. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rest Stop 2  »

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The actress who plays Nicole in the first film never returned for the sequel. See more »


Tom Hilts is constantly referred to as a corporal, which is an E-4 rank in the Army. However, he is part of the 82nd Airborne (Infantry) so the rank of E-4 is referred to as Specialist, as the correct Specialist insignia on his Class A Uniform shows. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.118 (2010) See more »


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I guess if you liked the first one
4 November 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I didn't like the first Rest Stop. This one is somewhat of an improvement, at least during the first half. That's when we learn about the origins of the driver, so to speak. Then we are introduced to the main characters, an army guy brother of the guy in part I; his girlfriend and a geek who's had a crush on the girl from part I. They all go searching for the kids from part I. They run into the typical creepy gas station guy, they find the rest stop, not before the driver finds them and gives them a hard time. Eventually he grabs army guy and tortures him. He in turn finds his brother, or so it seems. The girlfriend and the geek start having visions of the girl from part I and the geek will be delivered to the weirdo family which also makes a comeback in this movie.

The girlfriend will confront the driver and she will get tortured and later, army guy fights the driver. Several times we see the weirdo family driving around bothering people with their religious talk.

The second half of Rest Stop II is just as dismal as all of the first movie. That's when we get supernatural events that make no sense and in the end make this movie senseless and pointless. At least this one seems to have a bigger budgets. So instead of a few people running endlessly around a rest stop, here we get some more locations. The gore and violence are good but rare. The weirdo family isn't scary, interesting or creepy, just annoying. This time around we see plenty of the driver and his face, but still learn little about him that would be consistent. We learn of an Indian myth about lost souls looking for their eyes and yet rarely do we see the driver without eyes. But trying to make sense of this movie is fruitless. And this movie doesn't give us enough to forgive the fact that it makes no sense whatsoever.

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