A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad move! Opening a Pandora's Box of unspeakable evil, the pair must flee for their lives -- with a monstrous "shape" in hot pursuit.
|Release Date||:||July 1, 2001|
|Production Company||:||United Artists, American Zoetrope, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinerenta-Cinebeta, VCL Communications|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United States of America|
|Director||:||Victor Salva, Mary Kilgannon, Patricia A. Fullerton, George Bamber, Jason Roberts|
|Casts||:||Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Eileen Brennan, Brandon Smith, Peggy Sheffield, Jeffrey William Evans, Patrick Cherry, Jon Beshara, Avis-Marie Barnes, Steve Raulerson, Tom Tarantini, William Haze, Kim Kahana, Chris Shepardson|
|Plot Keywords||:||mass murder, song, brother, sister, aftercreditsstinger|
I really enjoyed this movie. And I feel most reviewers are short-changing this film by lumping it in with other lesser movies as a "teen slasher flick".
This was my take on it- There were some serious jumps (at least for me and others in theater) and definitely some creepy pit of your stomach tension. This I felt was achieved by the director not showing a lot and letting the audience figure some things out for itself (or have their own theories about this thing and its origins). Also, I felt the reactions of the characters to what they are witnessing was realistic-as opposed to what people usually do in movies today.
If you are looking for a lazy movie-going-experience where everything is explained and wrapped in a nice pretty package in 90 minutes-this is not your movie.
On the other hand if you are willing to suspend belief and watch a fun, scary, interesting, surprising monster movie where you may have to come to your own conclusions about some plot points -I would recommend this movie to you.