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Dead End Road
Dead End Road
Director: Jeff Burton
R     1hr 20min


Movie Details

Director: Jeff Burton
Creators: Jennifer Lantz, Erik F. Hill, Dee Wallace Stone
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2004
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

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Movie Reviews

Awesome film from Burton | Glendale, AZ United States | 01/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A nicely done film about Andrew Bird (Jason Carter), the notorious Edgar Allen Poe murderer, who leaves tips for the police based on Poe's writings.

As a juvenile Bird is arrested by Det. Burt Williams (Bill Vincent) and is sent away for committing brutal murders. During a transfer, Bird kills two guards and escapes. Burt spends three years trying to subdue Bird, which costs him his wife at Bird's hands. Finally after a recent disappearance of fashion model Heather Makepiece (Ambre Lake, in her movie debut) the FBI are brought in and Burt is told to step down. He does so reluctantly, retiring in to a bottle with the guilt of not being able to protect his wife.

The FBI investigation is led by none other than Det. Kris Williams (Anita LaSelva), who happens to be Burt's daughter. Kris discovers that Bird like to troll for victims in chat rooms, so she logs on as Annabel Lee in the hopes of luring him out. Her trick works and Bird bites almost immediately. Soon the FBI - through Annabel Lee - sets up a meeting with Bird, who picks a bowling alley as the location. Things go terribly wrong when instead of capturing Bird, Kris' partner is killed and Kris is abducted. Will daddy get sober enough to come to the rescue?

Meanwhile, a group of Burt's college students decide they want to go see the old house. With the typical we-drank-too-much-let's-go-do-something-stupid attitude, they head off in search of the infamous Bird house. Will they make it back to tell their story?

Like I said early, this movie was very well done. It kept your attention through the entire movie, and never seemed to drag too badly. Of course, with such indie films, there were some idiocies. The music in the beginning was too loud to create an atmosphere. Burt, the veteran police officer, seemed more scared of the gun he was carrying than coming face to face with the killer. He didn't seem to know how to hold it, and when it was knocked out of his hand he seemed a bit girlie. Overall, these are minor examples that can easily be overlooked by the next frame in the movie.

There was very good camera work during the shooting in the forest scenes. Very reminiscent of Helloween's Halloween video from the 80s. Very creepy. The gore effects were well done also, just enough without overdoing.

The only question I have after watching this movie is .....when do we get part two??