Rest Stop – Review of a Horror Film
Low funds horror motion pictures are all the time a combined bag. For each and every one that transcends its obstacles and offers us with chills and thrills, there are a minimum of a dozen which fall flat on their faces and totally fail to provoke. Sadly, Rest Stop falls into the latter class.
Describing what went flawed with this image is an advanced topic, because it just about fails on each and every unmarried degree. From the script to the appearing, Rest Stop is handiest entertaining in a Mystery Science Theater type of means. Not, I believe, what the filmmakers have been capturing for.
The film follows younger fanatics Nicole (Jaimie Alexander) and Jess (Joey Mendicino) as they go away Texas and head off to hunt their fortunes in sunny California. After preventing to make love and give you the movie with somewhat of gratuitous nudity (however that includes what seems to be a frame double for the feminine lead), the couple ultimately encounters a redneck who just about runs them off the street. This is what passes for foreshadowing at the moment, other folks. Anyone who can't wager what's going to occur subsequent will have to by no means try to play the sport Clue.
After going for a toilet wreck at a relaxation prevent, Nicole returns to search out Jess is lacking. She to begin with thinks her boyfriend has deserted her, however she quickly realizes what's actually at stake when the redneck within the truck makes a go back look. From there on out, it's a sport of cat and mouse.
It's onerous to believe that any individual who served as a manufacturer for each the X-Files and Supernatural had the rest to do with this piece of junk. Unfortunately, they did. In truth, all of the blame can also be positioned on the toes of John Shiban, since he shared the tasks of each director and author. Judging via this effort, I feel we’d all be if he caught to generating someday.
Nicole could also be the dumbest heroine within the historical past of horror films. Instead of operating into the woods, she insists on frequently barricading herself within the tiny ladies's room, which has apparently been hired via sufferers of the killer redneck for many years. Early on within the movie, she additionally breaks into the park ranger's administrative center (why a park ranger has an administrative center at a relaxation prevent is past me) and proceeds to drink all the wild Turkey that she will to find. Getting inebriated whilst being pursued via a psychopath is unquestionably a method which I might have by no means thought to be.
And then there are her scenes with Joseph Lawrence, who portrays in all probability probably the most incompetent cop within the historical past of cinema. I don't wish to smash the scenes for you, however suffice it to mention that you just'll be giggling out loud on a number of events on the ineptitude of the duo.
The script is horrible, opting for to observe the similar drained horror cliches. There also are a number of scenes which principally serve to baffle the target audience and cross nowhere. Take, for instance, the circle of relatives of non secular zealots who briefly rescue Nicole of their RV. This scene serves no different objective than to substantiate that each one devoted spiritual folks in horror motion pictures are completely nuts.
If you're in search of authentic scares, then I might strongly urge you to seem in different places. But when you're having a look to look at a educate destroy of contemporary filmmaking, then Rest Stop could also be the movie for you.
And I dare you to stay from giggling.