Killer Hicks In The Woods X Fifteen
BO BO BOB | JACKSON, MS | 07/02/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This wasn't just a few degenerate hicks gone homicidal in the woods. This was an entire compound of hicks gone homicidal in the woods, wanting to procreate. Must have ran out of farm animals. Since most of these movies are the same, what makes them worth watching is the acting. This one was a little different. For one thing it had that Howling 1 movie werewolf chick as the head of the hick family. With all of those relatives though, one of them could have bought her some Rogain though. One thing missing though was a good end-of-the-movie one-on-one fight for survival between the protagonist lead male or female and either the big hulking hick or the head hick ranger. You could have had both-the protagonist female fight against the Rogaine deficiant head antagonist female and the lead protagonist male fight against the two antagonist males. The acting was good, as was the violence, although I would have pushed the neurotic screaming chick off the top of the cliff. She got on my nerves.
The little differences in this movie, made it pretty good when compared to similar films. I am a huge fan of young unknowns in these types of films. Too many killers in such films can dilute the concentration of the viewers, just as too many victims can. The "survival in the woods" theme is always a plus. Doubt if their will be a sequel , buit this was worth buying."
For what it is... great!
Lex | 07/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like horror films to make me jump or scream. This one did. Yes, it's the same basic premise we've seen many times in this type of movie, but the plot isn't really what I watch these movies for. Also, there's plenty of new twists/elements in this one. This movie really had me cheering for the "good guys" - I was glad I'd watched it by myself, as the last 20 minutes or so really had me screaming at the TV, cheering the kids on. I really enjoyed watching this movie, and am buying a copy to share with my horror loving friends."
Enjoyable Slasher with a familiar formula that works
Dayna Newman | Tampa | 07/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
I quite liked the characters and story .Think Timber Falls meets Dying Breed.
Haylie Duff gives a believable performance as one of the girls that go on a paintball excursion with a group of guys and girls from work then they are attacked and taken to a camp and put in cages .The men to be slaughterd and the women to be bred with the main mutant looking stud of the savage hillbilly cult that have made a home in a remote part of the "Backwoods"
Danny Nucci whom I love turns up in this indie slasher and his acting is always up to par.
Deborah Van Valkenburg gives a chilling performance as the mother of the cult .You might remember her from her stint in the 80's sitcom "Too Close For Comfort"and she was also one of the prostitutes in The Devils Rejects.
I like this movie because it has all the elements I like in a slasher although it could have used more gore but that didn't
diminish my enjoyment of the film.The main thing I loved about it was that they dont remain helpless victims and just get tortured "although that can be fun too"..There is quite the battle for survival and some great avenging moments.
Is it original ? not exactly but the formula's still fun and one we as slasher fans enjoy,the whole wander into the woods and run into some crazy backwoods clan with there own set of rules and morals and they're usually not conducive to the health of the trespasser.
Stupid film with stupid characters for stupid people ...
Steven Yates | Greenville, South Carolina USA | 06/27/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I had this on in the background on SyFy while I was doing other things, paused to watch for a while. I think I've seen this same movie maybe a dozen times now. A couple of weeks ago, it was called "Timber Falls" or something like that. The plot is simple: a group of rather uninspiring yuppie types goes camping or on some kind of retreat (details change slightly from movie to movie), run into a group of violent, backward wackos who just happen to wear their religious fundamentalism on their sleeves. The yuppie men are beaten and tortured; the women are dressed in skimpy dresses and sexually assaulted, to be bred to make more wackos--with the "stud" usually a long-haired knuckle-dragger who can't even speak past the occasional grunt. Through their innate stupidity one of the wackos screws up and drops his guard; the yuppies pick him off and escape. Alarms sound; a chase ensues. One of the yuppies is able, usually through the most credibility-destroying means the writers can dream up, to pick off the pursuing wackos. In the case of this movie, the most vengeful yuppie has stepped into a trap and gotten himself impaled on a pair of wooden spikes. He is nevertheless able to raise his rifle, aim, & drop several pursuing cultists with one shot each. The whole sequence is laughably idiotic.
What struck me as I was watching was the following: how many times now have we seen rural, religious people depicted as violent, bloodthirsty psychotics who have to all intents & purposes left the civilized world (or were never part of it to begin with)? Can this possibly be a 'good thing'? Most country people, in my experience, are more decent than most city people--or at least will be decent to you if you are decent to them. If you're simply interested in a decent horror film, does the word 'stereotype' ring any bells?
Think this is just entertainment? Don't kid yourself. The Hollywood lefties who dream up this crap have an agenda. I have to wonder if they really think they are doing society any favors. What they are doing is watering the fruits of further social division, setting groups and classes against each other when what we should be doing is coming together."