After exams at
a college a bunch of students led by a
guy named Paul (Rider Strong) go to a
cabin for a vacation.
While they are on their way there they
stop at a corner store run by a weird
gang of rednecks along with a young
mentally disturbed boy named Dennis
(Matthew Helms) is sitting on the front
porch and bites Paul on the hand who
Then when they arrive there someone by
the name of Bert (James DeBello) decides
to go hunting for squirrels with a rifle
and accidentally shoots a hermit (Arie
Verveen) who is badly infected but still
alive from the shot.
Bert takes off and decides to keep his
encounter with the hermit a secret but
later on the hermit pays a visit to the
cabin and says he needs a doctor but
everyone freaks out as he tries to stow
away in their truck and he gets burned to
death as one of them lights him on fire.
Then one by one they get the virus when
they drink the water there and struggle
to stay alive while they're stranded
A well done low budgeter.
It was very much like Blair Witch
Project, Friday the 13th,
Texas Chainsaw Massacre and
Night of the Living Dead all
into one film and this is the one!
There is an impressive beginning with a
hunter and discovering his slaughtered
dog along with him catching this virus.
Next up your every day college kids
enjoying time off for the summer
encountering an autistic boy who bites
people at a corner store as well as
weirdos owning it. We spot a nice scene with Paul sitting next to a child named Dennis and trying to interact with
him. This boy looked good just
acting silent and then knew how to have
fast reactions by biting his hand
which looked quite creepy.
Then good excitement
with them swimming and enjoying
themselves along with a goofball who is
trying to shoot squirrels with a
pelletgun. I mean you do run into those
kinds of wankers since most of them are
more cool so we have to have to odd
uncool one of the bunch. We have a few goofy shots on this character Bert trying to shoot squirrels in
a forest with a B.B. gun.
experiencing this dude who is infected
with the virus as well as the rest
freaking out thinking he is attacking him
when he really is trying to get some help
which seems disturbing enough that these
kids were being nasty by trying to get
rid of him.
Both Paul and Karen really looked good by acting off well with one another
while sun tanning on a dock of a lakeside
which looked nicely romantic.
There's lots of tense moments about
survivial when one by one they get
infected and having no choice but to
leave one of them in a shack so they
won't catch it as well as being stalked
by a vicious dog too along with a
partying cop and many locals who are
plain nasty too and no one is to trust. All of them were great by behaving menacingly withan infected hermit by beating him and screaming
wildly at him outside near their vehicle
which really keeps you occupied on what
the hell's going to happen to him.
We spot a real corny discussion between a toked out Deputy Winston and Paul together of what is
going on as it looks very comedic but yet
fits the scene totally.
There are good shots on Paul's hand rubbing against Karen's body
and then a great shocked reaction on him after he spots some gruesome infected
scars on her legs.
There's great shots on Dennis doing martial arts performances while
coming up to Bert and then
biting him as he shows a nice and slow
painful reaction to this and just
tripping out well.
There's a good chasing scene with the
vehicles between Bert and the
the shooting etc.
Nice camera shots on Jeff entering
the cabin and crying , then laughing that
he survived this incident and going
outside to the front porch as you know
something will happen to him that this
timing looked perfect for it.
A nice shot on the sherrif's and deputies piling up the
bodies and burning them almost looking
similar to Night of the Living
Plus there's also a pool of water
infected and you imagine to yourself that
you don't want to fall in there and catch
it but next thing that happens is just
that along with many other suspenseful
moments including a group of people
chasing after someone who has this
disease and may have got one of their
other family members catching it. That is
Bottom line is to check this film out by
all means, it is so psyched as we have
outrageous teens, a goofy deputy and
The acting is
good. We have some familiar faces like
former TV Boy Meets World heart
throb Rider Strong (Paul) as he really
shines in this film as a smart, outgoing
and charming one bringing all of this to
life. He brings on a ton of great energy.
Was great by showing
exhaustion by his sickness and trying to
run for help nearly getting himself
killed wherever he goes too. He proves to be a worthy character actor
and can be well remembered for his role
in this film.
Jordan Ladd (Karen) certainly had the nice
beautiful looks like her mother as well
as knowing how to play one of those
healthy girl next door type of
performance. She was very charming with
everything that she did in the film and
also knew on how to really react well to
the disease she was getting by changing
her attitude big time. Reacted well when she feels
sick to this disease looking like a total
basket case and later on shows nice
attitude after how she's being treated by
being locked away somewhere near a shack.
Plus we also have a performance by James
DeBello (Bert) as the drip Bert who played
a similar role in the motion picture
comedy Detroit Rock City and
shows excellent paranoid and freaked out
attitude to his part. He really knew on
how to act incredibly outrageous with his
part in the film by being loud,
aggressive and overly hyperactive. He was
a perfect key role to the film as one of
those jerk off types who lack
Kern (Jeff) seemed to have
portrayed a nice cocky type of behavior
and coming across perfectly with his role
onto the film. He acted very sharp with
his performance and really bringing alot
of it to life.
A good supporting actor who stood out was
Andrews (Deputy Winston) playing a dorky deputy which
makes you wonder if he is for real or
not. He definetely knew how to talk like
he was stoned all the time in which he
brings some descent humor into his role
and making his part a bit uplifting but
at the same time untrustworthy too. He
was another perfect key role to the
Supporting actor Hal Courtney
(Tommy) played a perfect redneck owner of a
corner store in the middle of nowhere as
he was perfectly nasty. He had the right
looks too as one of those eccentric types
and knew on how to come across that way
by making his role a little freaky like. He really
showed his stuff by his evil actions
during this moment as it makes you quiver
and wanting to get away from him as fast
as you can.
Cerina Vincent exposes
her breasts during a sex scene in bed and
another breast shot washing herself in
the bathroom much later in the film
A German Shepherd's body is
There are body pieces during a campfire
tale at a bowling alley as well as others
A corpse is lying in a lake
People are coughing out blood and there
are gruesome scar marks on people's
bodies as well as their skin eventually
being torn off.
There's some bloody gunshots on a few
A body is cut up
We have terrific
dark music by the likes of composer Angelo
Badalamenti and Nathan Barr
as they show very versatile moments
during different scene's of the film.
We also get songtracks from
artists such as David Hess in
which we hear "The Road Leads to
Nowhere" is song
originally form Last House on the Left in
which is playing ina vehicle while
stopping by at a corner store. That song
gives the film a good touch.
The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy.
Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey,
Jeff: Hey, dipshit,
what the fuck?
Bert: What are you, fuckin' Smokey
the Clown now?
Jeff: Don't you mean 'Smokey the
[Bert leaves the cabin
with a rifle]
Karen: Bert, what the hell is
Bert: Huh? Oh, I'm gonna go shoot
Paul: Why would you wanna kill
Bert: 'cause they're gay.
Karen: Bert, don't be a fucking
Bert: I'm kidding. I don't care if
they're gay or straight, I'll kill 'em
Paul: All the
employees were held at gunpoint, and then
after they had been gagged and beaten,
they were tied to chairs. They were set
in a circle, so that way, everybody was
forced to watch everybody else. And then
the robber, this sick maniac, he goes and
finds one of those little ball-peen
hammers, and then one by one, he smashed
the backs of their heads open with the
hammer. Everyone had to watch their
friends die, knowing that they'd soon be
next. The guy doesn't stop there. He goes
and he breaks out the fire axe. The alarm
goes off; he doesn't give a shit. He
hacked off all their limbs.
Marcy: That's not
Bert: Yes it is, you fuckin slut.
Looks like you guys were doing some
pretty good partying, huh?
Paul: Yeah, you know, we were
drinking and then this guy came along and
tried to break into the cabin. We had no
choice but to get rough. I feel awful,
but he was going crazy. He smashed into
our car, and then he wouldn't come out,
so... we had to hit him. We hurt him. We
were terrified. We didn't know what to
do. That's why we went to look for
Deputy Winston: Hey, man, I told
you... I'm gonna make a report. Don't
worry about it. He ain't gonna come back.
Looks like you guys scared him away
pretty good. I ain't gonna let him ruin
Paul: Thank you. My friend's
inside right now and she's pretty freaked
out. She wants to go home. We all kind of
Deputy Winston: A lady friend,
huh? I bet you like to party.
Karen: Paul? Is
Deputy Winston: Howdy, ma'am.
Everything's Fine. Just go back inside,
have yourself a big 40... just party.
Karen: Umm... Okay.
Deputy Winston: Oh, Daddy, why are
you talking about leaving? You've got to
stay and party.
Paul: That's why we came here in
the first place.
Deputy Winston: I'm telling you,
this is a major party town.
Paul: Really? Are you kidding me?
Deputy Winston: You know what it's
like when you go to a new town and you're
the new guy? All the girls see you
walking down the street. They don't know
you've got five pounds of dingaling meat.
They're looking for no commitment. You
understand what I'm saying? I've heard
that theory before. This is that town.
It's like when I go party up at Wambusau.
My cousin goes to school there. When I
party at Wambusau, I know I'm gonna get
pussy. Plus the girls there don't know
I'm a deputy. So I know they're gonna
party hard with me. Believe me, man, they
Paul: That's too bad, I bet you
ruled this town before you had a badge.
Deputy Winston: Yeah, but a badge
makes you grow up quick.
Jeff: I don't want
any of us getting sick, but you two
fuckin' fuckers insist on touching her,
now she's bleeding all over both you
guys! So you two can fuckin rot, but not
me, no fuckin way not me!
[Jeff runs off carrying beer]
Tommy: There's some
kids in a cabin. They got a disease. They
just gave it to Dennis.
Fenster: We'll need "The
Bert: No pancakes.
Bert: No pancakes!
Bert: God damn it!
What pancakes, you fuck?
Tommy: You bein'
sick, that's your problem. Now Dennis is
sick, that's my problem. And if I get
sick, that's Lucille's problem. So we
gotta stop the problem. We gotta stop the
problem *right* now!
Tommy: Fenster, rifle!
[Jeff walks around the
cabin after everyone dies]
Jeff: [yelling] I made it!
I made it! I knew I'd make it! I fucking