Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

09 October 2008

Backwoods

Director: Marty Weiss
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Released: 2008
Cast: Jonathan Chase, Haylie Duff, Willow Geer, John Hemphill, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Danny Nucci

STEVE says: When I said I wanted to do a Horror Classics month to counter balance all the crap we'd been watching, this was exactly the sort of thing I was talking about counter balancing.

Lifting bits from The Hills Have Eyes II (2007), Lake Dead (2007), Severance (2006), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), See No Evil (2006) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), as well as a kill from Southern Comfort (1981), "original" is something Backwoods was never going to be accused of being. But neither is "boring", for that matter, so that's something.

I'm going to have to watch something really good now to counter balance this. Night of the Creeps good. Re-animator good. It didn't exactly suck - it was no Brutal, for example - but I could think of better ways to spend an evening.

2/5

NIKKI says: And once again I'm reminded why it's NOT as fun as it looks to pick random scare-fests off the New Release wall to bring home. Ohh, Backwoods, I said, it's like Severance, and it could be fun.

I should be banned from my own shop. It was shit. I knew it would be shit. And I am ashamed. But, it wasn't as shit as most. So, I might not get banned, just temporarily booted.

Apologies all around.

1.5/5

1 comment:

Millsy said...

yeah you guys watch too many shit horror films - you know they're going to be shit and yet you watch them anyway...