In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.Written by
Fun suspenseful horror film with a twist of sci fi
I'm actually surprised this film doesn't have a higher rating. Right before this I watch the horror film "Mama," which I criticized for showing too much and leaving nothing to the imagination. Refreshingly, this movie does the opposite, and shows very little, which really makes the movie better. It is common for low-budget movies to have to be creative and not show things they want to show, but this is usually a blessing in disguise.
The two young actors are great and they have a good chemistry. They seem so perfect for each other, so it becomes that much more suspenseful as things start to go wrong.
The movie has a fairly simple plot, and never really explains exactly what is going on. From an early point in the film, I got an idea that we were dealing with a sci-fi, otherworldly evil and there is never really any twist or surprise that reveals anything different.
The reason that the movie still works, is the couple is likable and we really feel the husbands frustration and feel sorry for him.
I read another review complaining about the ending, and I can see where they are coming from, but to me the ending was fine. I'm actually glad they didn't try to reveal too much or explain everything perfectly. The main let down is that it is very predictable. It basically confirmed my suspicions all along.
I like sci-fi horror movies like this, and I actually prefer this type of explanation over the more common metaphysical/ghost type of evil.
Overall, it was a fun and suspenseful movie that kept me engaged until the end. There is not a lot of depth or substance to keep me thinking about it, but I can definitely still recommend it.
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