A big group of freshman students go out of town. On the journey, their bus has to cross a creaky old river bridge which is the only way to get to the center of a dark forest. When the bus ...
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A big group of freshman students go out of town. On the journey, their bus has to cross a creaky old river bridge which is the only way to get to the center of a dark forest. When the bus is halfway across, the bridge collapses and the bus falls deep into the river more than 50 meters from the surface. Nearly all the students are killed. The remaining students walk into the forest until they discover a mysterious, abandoned town. The students are cruelly murdered one by one. Only the survivor will be able to explain it all.Written by
One might forgive me for taking it short on the plot : teens take a trip to the woods. After the usual 20 minute introduction sequence, in which you can place your bet on who is going to survive, they start dying. It starts of rather scaring at first, if kind of all to familiar. One gets to see some well done gore and tension is kept up in a well executed tried-and-true Hollywood-teen-slasher way. (while there is no one dying, there are either creep effects or views on a fine selection of cute girls) perfect popcorn material until that. (yes the usual goofs the teen-slasher-affectioned wouldn't want to miss are present too ) Until the film went on to the part where it is due to unfold why the killing was taking part in the first place. Then things start to make no at all and not in a twin-peaks no sense kind of way, more in a : the scriptwriter got a call, s/he isn't going to be paid kind of way. Take all the stupid things killers do in your usual western sub-par b-slasher movie, pack all in to one, and you got the last third of 'scared'. The movie tries to compensate with a well known twist at the very end, that feels like it was smacked upon it, after it failed at the test screenings. But that doesn't help very much either.
On the bottom line a movie that starts out like a decent entry to the slasher genre but wears off considerably to the end. People who collect this kind of stuff will see it anyway, others won't regret too much if there is nothing else watch and set expectations accordingly low
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