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Actors: Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman, Scott Whyte, Arielle Kebbel
Director: Dave Payne
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
When a lonely highway is inexplicably closed, five students sharing a ride to a party find themselves trapped at a deserted travel oasis. Refusing to let the new circumstances interfere with their fun, they settle in, only... more »
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Sarah F. (Ferdy63) from DALTON, GA
Reviewed on 1/13/2009...
This is actually a pretty good horror movie. Reminiscent of Identity. There are a few gorey scenes but it's not all blood and guts. Horror fans will enjoy it.
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wdanthemanw | Geneva, Switzerland | 04/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"REEKER is a movie written and directed by Dave Payne who was responsible for, among others, Alien Terminator in 1996 and Just Can't Get Enough: The True Story of the Chippendales' Murders in 2001. The plot of this horror film is far from being original : five students, stranded in the Californian desert, are attacked by an unknown entity and must fight it to survive.
The good news is that REEKER is not boring at all for several reasons. Firstly, we become soon eager to discover the identity of the bad guy as David Payne disseminates conflicting clues along the road such as the presence in the neighborhood of a drug dealer who's threatened earlier one of the passengers, the eventuality of the presence of a serial killer in the vicinity or the possibility of an hypothetical biochemical disaster. Another strange clue introduced to the confused audience is the alteration or the distortion of the space-time continuum when a murder is about to be committed.
The movie's direction is professional, the actors pretty good for this kind of production, and the special effects don't interfere too much with the action. Those of you who liked REEKER's final twist should see Marc Forster's Stay that handles some of the themes presented here by David Payne.
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C. Lockwood | Western, NY | 10/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Reeker is in my list of good horror. It's not genius by any means, yes the idea has already been done. But as horror fans know great ideas get done over and over again until they become annoying or just plain stupid. There is never a dull moment whether it was the humor, the tension, good gore scenes, or the character developement. We have five teenagers that are all very different, A blind guy, a skater, a goody too shoes girl, a druggy, and a girl that likes to have fun. They are all interesting characters that can be quite funny. The druggy scream has to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen or the fact that he doesn't believe the blind guy is blind for a long time, so he sends him into the ladies bathroom. I honestly think as a horror fan you have to have a very open mind. Otherwise you miss out on 90% of horror. Not all films can be as perfect as The Exorcist.
We start out with a family driving down the highway with the mom and son playing I spy. When the son states he spies something with a D, they slam into a deer in the road. After getting control of the vehicle they pull over to see the damages that occured. When the dog disappears the father goes to look for him. After a few seconds the dog comes back as only half a dog, the bottom half no longer attached. A moment of looking at the dog the mother goes to get up when her husband is standing in front of her with only half a face. The scene is ended with the father getting dragged away. After the family getting decimated we have five teenagers that are on their way to a party. They stop at a resturant to grab some food, then start off on their adventure . When the druggy states that he has enough pills on him to get a hundred people screwed up the girl driving drives him back to the resturant to find another way home. When trying to drive away they find they have run out of gas. Looking to find if someone has some gas they learn that the resturant is now deserted. So they decide to spend the night at the place until someone can find help. Not knowing the terror that awaits them, the five teenagers soon find out that there is something far beyond their comprehension waiting for the right moment to end their existence. Who can survive this unknown presence?
I usually never tell that much about a film, but I believe that the first scene in the movie is the best scene. There is also a toilet scene that horror fans will enjoy. There is some originality to Reeker, which makes up for the fact of it taking ideas from other great films. I do recommend this to everyone that can appreciate all horror."
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Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 09/15/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Reeker (Dave Payne, 2005)
Unfortunately for Reeker, I didn't see nearly as many movies this week as I did last week, so it has very little competition for the worst movie I saw this week. In fact, I'd have to say it stands head and shoulders above everything else. I mean, when your big twist at the end of the movie explains everything...except for the first scene...someone obviously wasn't paying attention.
Story: a bunch of kids are going to a big music festival out in the desert (think Burning Man here). After a stop at a diner, they discover that one of their number, Trip (All In's Scott Whyte), is carrying about twenty thousand dollars' worth of stolen drugs. Gretchen (The Quarry's Tina Illman), who's driving, stops and orders Trip out of the car. When Trip can't get a signal in the desert, she agrees to drive him back to the diner to use their pay phone. When they get back, though, the diner and accompanying motel are deserted. Except, that is, for whatever it is that did very, very bad things to the family in the first scene. (It took me reading the message board to understand what that all had to do with the rest of the flick. I have to say that in general, I don't miss that sort of thing, and usually I'm the person doing the explaining. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm thinking if I didn't put the pieces together until getting outside help, most others won't either.)
As with most recent no-budget schlockfests like this one, you can count on all the basic, and clichéd, things that are supposed to make you jump. You can count on a couple of scenes of supposed levity. You can count on pedestrian camerawork, competent direction at best, and terrible acting. Reeker delivers on all counts, including having one of the dumbest names I've ever seen on a horror film. But really, the only surprise here is that someone thought this was worthwhile enough to make a sequel to it three years later. Avoid at all costs. (half)