While stopping for gas in the backwater burg of Flesh, Texas, Donna Parker finds herself propelled into a nightmare when her daughter Tabitha disappears. After seeking help from the ... See full summary »
While stopping for gas in the backwater burg of Flesh, Texas, Donna Parker finds herself propelled into a nightmare when her daughter Tabitha disappears. After seeking help from the so-called town sheriff, Donna goes looking for Tabitha -- a pursuit that leads to the insane, inbred Barley family. Written by
Money for 2 more weeks of edit/review time and post-production could have turned this into a horror classic. Great story line, even if a bit of a stretch, along with some very realistic nuances along the way bring it to life.
As it is, it's basically the 2000s version of a B-movie. The audio is horrible and there are some scenes that are begging to be cut as the actors are basically left to ad-lib. A little time to step away and watch this again would have made this obvious while better post-production (or maybe just any) would have edited it out.
What isn't hurt by the budget is the acting. They clearly found lots of unknown talent on the cheap. Too bad they couldn't find a wardrobe and sound person equally cheap.
Hopefully, this film gets picked up by a bigger studio that gives it the attention it deserves. The writer and director definitely deserve another film with actual, skilled post-production people as much as this film deserves the same and an attempt to redistribute to theaters.
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