Monday, June 13, 2011

Rest Stop: Don't look back 2008

 I am not quite sure why Rest Stop: Don't look back showed up at my house. I like to think that Netflix just randomly sends me shit.  I don't think this was the case.  At some point I put this on my queue and forgot about it.  Why I did I will never know.  Turns out Rest Stop: Don't look back is a sequel.  Yes, to Rest Stop.  Which I never saw.  Didn't know it was a sequel, still don't know why I added it to my queue. 

It sat on my dining room table for 2 months.  A clue that I should just put it back in the mail.  Yesterday I was bored so I popped it in.  I won't say that Rest Stop: Don't look back is the worst horror film I have ever seen.  It is not even the worst film I have seen all year.  But I did feel like I had lost an hour and a half of my life that I will never have back.  I felt sad for all that I could have been doing besides watching Rest Stop: DLB.  I could have been volunteering, or communing with nature. I could have cleaned the bathroom or played free cell.  Instead I was watching this sad excuse of a slasher/torture porn/ghost film. 

A short plot description.  A hot frat type guy who cannot act to save his life is back from the service.  He decides to take a road trip with his hot boozy girlfriend and dorky best friend to find his brother who went missing a year ago.  I guess the brother and his girlfriend were the stars of the first film.  Keep in mind, I had no idea this was a sequel.  It wouldn't have helped.  They find clues to the friends whereabouts and figure that their disappearance must be related to the asshole in the big yellow truck who keeps following them and trying to kill them.  Oh, and everyone is a ghost.  Normally I love ghosts but these ones are just annoying.  We see the girl's tits and everyone gets tortured. The end. 

I have many, many problems with this film, the first and foremost is that it is BORING.  Nothing makes sense, the dialog is terrible, the acting is worse, the torture is pointless, and really, everyone is a ghost?  This sequel doesn't make me want to seek out the original.   I would recommend Wolf Creek over this any day.  Similar vibe, but a whole lot scarier.

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