Monday, October 18, 2010
So, read a bit about this film, got some favorable reviews, and I decided finally to check it out.
There's a shortcut through the woods next to the elementary school of a small town, a shortcut that's become an urban legend, where only kids on a dare would even think of traversing. One such kid does this and finds a dead dog and a mean old man who threatens him. The kid runs home and tells his older brother, who is offended by someone going after his brother. He teams up with some fellow high school classmates to find out what's going on with the shortcut. To tell you any more would be to ruin the story for you. Safe to say, they bite off more than they can chew.
The script was good, the acting was good, the directing was good, and the movie was good. It's PG-13, so don't expect any blood, but there's plenty of suspense and terror on hand. A good film for teenagers to watch. There's been a lot of talk about the ending and I won't go into it for fear of plot-spoiling, but I didn't mind it so much. It gets set up early on, if you're paying attention, so it's not out of left field.
Definitely worth a watch!
Oh, and here's a little bonus for you!