Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It's autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there - the reason for their trip. After a few ...
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Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It's autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there - the reason for their trip. After a few problems they arrive at the desired location deep in the woods, the tents are set up, the mushrooms are collected and when it gets dark the party starts. Everything is fine until one of the youths wants to get beer and comes back with a blood-covered and smashed face. They don't know what happened but need to find help. As they discover that their car has a flat tire and their phones don't work, they seek shelter in a nearby farmhouse. But that's just where they were supposed to go...Written by
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The characters are all supposed to be from Switzerland. It is even established that they're from Zürich. But none of the characters speak Swiss German in the movie. They all speak Standard German, which is a dialect-free version of the German spoken in Germany. See more »
Before being stabbed in the eye with garden shears, a character is gagged with silk stockings, worn by the forester's daughter. It is later revealed that it was not the forester's daughter who committed the crime, but a member of the traveling group. However, the girl who committed the crime was not wearing silk stockings as she is a hiker and doesn't wear silk stockings. See more »
I watched the premiere of "One Way Trip" at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films and generally this means that the film contains particular qualities and/or unique trademarks. At least, that's what the festival board always claims when they announce their program and that's also the minimum you should expect from a special genre movie event, right? That's why I was surprised to see that this film is so incredibly ordinary! "One Way Trip" isn't necessarily a bad flick, but it's very run-of-the-mill and basic slasher without many noteworthy elements. It's a Swiss horror film, yes, and it's true that those aren't too frequent but that's hardly a reason to make this a must-see. And oh yeah, it's in 3D! But then again, which movie isn't filmed in 3D these days and, besides, the makers totally didn't make full use of the possibilities linked to this gimmick. But hey, I repeat, if you're ever in the mood for a straightforward stalk-n-slash picture that is predictable and redundant but nevertheless entertaining, "One Way Trip" is definitely a considerable choice. The film teaches us that Switzerland has apparently more to offer than just cheese, cuckoo clocks and beneficial tax rates! The Swiss mountains during spring are allegedly the ideal location to consume mind-altering mushrooms. That's exactly the plan of an eight-headed bunch of youngsters when they head out into the countryside in their old and ramshackle Volkswagen van. The first evening starts out fantastically with everyone being high and happy, but hardly a few hours later these crazy drug addicted kids find themselves struggling to survive. When one of them returns to the campfire with his head bashed in, they seek help and arrive in a remote farmhouse. Obviously, that's the one place they should avoid. The characters are almost as one-dimensional as most of the special effects and every attempt to generate tension is undermined by the fact it's all so foreseeable and numeric. There are a couple of nasty death sequences, for the twisted genre fanatics among us to enjoy, but nothing truly outrageous or repulsive. "One Way Trip" is a conventional and behaving slasher, and if you'd like to check out genre films from the same area, perhaps give "Dead in Three Days" a shot. That film and its sequel aren't masterpieces neither, but at least provides more brutality and shock-effects. Both films also star the beautiful lead actress Sabrina Reiter, by the way.
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