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Alive or Dead (2008)

 -  Horror  -  17 June 2008 (USA)
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On a desolate road, an abandoned school bus with the words 'HELP ME' written on a window, Maria stops to check it out. A killer has left his bloody crime scene in the back. The killer comes... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Ann Henson ...
Maria
Angelica May ...
Sarah (as Angelica Magana)
Gretchen Busenitz ...
Gretchen
L. Flint Esquerra ...
Frank
Diego De Vargas ...
Howard
Masao Kitamura ...
Bubbles
Thomas Crnkovich ...
Killer
Dutch Bergeron ...
Dr. Benson
J. Edwin Lauer ...
Terry
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On a desolate road, an abandoned school bus with the words 'HELP ME' written on a window, Maria stops to check it out. A killer has left his bloody crime scene in the back. The killer comes back and takes Maria for a ride to a desert location. But is the killer really her enemy or is it someone, or something else? Written by dchispirtle

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexual content
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When filming the scene(s) getting out of the car, Ann Henson had trouble because the car door was broken. See more »

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The two shot Derringer pistol was shot once by the doc, twice by the Sarah, then once by Gretchen the pregnant woman, who picked it up off the stand at the end - a total of four times without ever being reloaded. See more »

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a bit entertaining, but mostly forgettable
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maria (the particularly lovely Ann Henson decked out in very flattering tight fitting clothes) is trying to have some fun on the phone while driving down a dark road when she sees a seemingly abandoned bus on the side of the road with 'help me' written on it. She decides to investigate and soon finds a chained up and hooded girl begging for her life. The abductor comes back, so Maria quickly hides. Soon the girl duo find themselves at a secluded castle trying to figure out what's happening while being chased by a deranged hillbilly (and others but I won't give away the, admittedly silly, 'twist').

The movie is entertaining enough if you're an indiscriminate fan of slasher films, but not really all that horrifying in the least and only gets really picks up steam in the last half hour or so. The movie is also extremely generic and this plot has been seen a million times over (and mostly better) All in all a silly forgettable little horror flick worthy of a rental if you have nothing better to do.

My Grade: C-


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