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Pearry Reginald Teo
Leaving the city behind for a weekend of booze, bud and bonding at the coast, seven friends find themselves stranded en route to the Gulf Coast of Texas when a big storm interferes with their plans. The town of Middle Spring is more than happy to welcome them with open arms, however; located in the rhinestone buckle of the Bible Belt, Middle Spring is smack-dab in the middle of a big barbecue and tent revival and there's always room at their table for a few more warm bodies. Unfortunately, no one in Middle Spring is exactly who they seem to be--- this town takes the 'the body and the blood' quite literally, and the friends have to stick together as time begins to run out and they realize that what's on the menu may be closer to home than they suspected. Written by
The most horrific part of this film is the acting be warned.
When I did a search for this on IMDb I was offered a film called 'Excrement' and my first reaction was to think they may have renamed this 'film' to more accurately represent what this 'horror' is all about. The plot is seven friends, on a road trip, get stuck in some town in Texas because there is going to be a storm. This town is habited by extreme religious Bible thumpers. Only they like to thump more than just the 'good book'.
There are some good performances here from some lesser known actors, but some of the main characters are cringeworthily bad. There is also a gay slant in that two of the friends are male lovers, but whether that works to add to the watery plot is debatable. The gore is the 'seen it before done better' variety and there is almost no tension at all. The point of horror films is you should be shocked and at least care a little about the players. Here the characters are all so blandly tedious that you really don't give a monkeys if they become a victim.
Some reviews have criticised the mis representation of religion here too well this is a piece of fiction so I am fine with that. It is though ultimately a boringly uneventful film that is the sort you just want to end. If you are still masochistic enough to want to see this then go for the rental option and make sure you have some medicinal alcohol on standby.
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