I will admit though that owning this movie has finally ended years of struggling to discover the name of a movie I saw during my youth. All I remembered were two scenes. One involving a child being pulled out of a bathroom stall by zombies, and the other being a man planning on using a woman as bait so he can escape the zombie terror.
[i]Mutant[/i] turns out to be this movie. You have no idea how happy I was for buying this stupid little $1 movie, and discovering it was the movie I have been looking for. Not really looking for it because I wanted to own it, but more of just wanting to know the name. But owning it is still pretty cool.
The movie is about two brothers going on vacation together. While driving, one of them pisses off a bunch of rednecks in a pickup truck, and are run off the road. They arrive in a nearby town, and discover that most of the citizens are dead, or missing. When one of the brothers ends up missing, the other begins to search the town. He soon discovers that the town?s people aren?t dead, but mutant vampire-like creatures created by toxic waste.
So, the movie?s plot isn?t that great. It has that 50?s B-Grade feel to it through out the film. But in some strange little way, the movie works. Though it takes awhile for the real thrills to start up, when they do they are worth it. The scene in the school?s bathroom where a teacher is trying to save one of her students is pretty frightening. And later, when this teacher is surrounded in her car by these creatures, I couldn?t help but feel dread about how much that must suck.
The special effects are decent, but noticeably fake. That is if you can see them. At times, the areas are so dark, you can?t really see what is going on. And the acting isn?t always on cue, but it isn?t so bad that it will take you out of the film.
This is a neat little horror find, and the end of a search for me. [i]Mutant[/i] isn?t a perfect film, but I like it. It is horror at it?s core, just not that well thought out. There are some real moments of suspense, and enough scares to satisfy most horror fans. Though most might hate this movie, I know I love [i]Mutant[/i]. [/font]