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In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts. They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place.Written by
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Nicole cuts her arms several times through the movie, yet when you see the insides of her arms in other scenes, most of the time she doesn't have a scratch on her and other times she has a really horrible gash in a place where she wasn't cut before. See more »
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When the Writer / Director Does not Know How to End a Movie
In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow (Jaimie Alexander) runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts (Joey Mendicino). They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place.
"Rest Stop" has a promising, mysterious, intriguing, gore and sick story with bizarre characters that holds the attention of the viewer until the very last scene. The young actress Jaimie Alexander has good performance in the role of a scared woman, lost in a highway to hell and chased by an evil sadistic. Unfortunately, the writer and director John Shiban did not know how to end the movie and he does not satisfactorily resolve any of the mysterious situations showed along the story. There are five alternative endings in the extras of the DVD, all of them better than the original one, to prove the difficulties John Shiban had to conclude his story. "Rest Stop" could be an excellent movie, but in the end it is a great disappointment, a pure waste of time. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Rota Mortal" ("Mortal Route")
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