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Resurrection County (2008)





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Southern gothic horror gets a brutal makeover when a group of vacationing suburbanites discover just how deadly I can be to ignore the warning signs while camping in the country. When you're traveling through Resurrection County, it pays to mind the signs. Upon arriving in the small, backwoods town of Enoch, the curious out-of-towners discover that southern hospitality is still alive and well - at least, for the time being. Later, they make the fatal mistake of ignoring a very obvious warning, a mistake that they will all soon come to regret. In this town the locals still believe in taking an eye for an eye, and they don't discriminate between their own, and the outsiders who are only passing through. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
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Written By: Matt Yeager, James Cotten
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On DVD: May 15, 2012


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A backwoods slasher that wants to be Chainsaw Massacre or even Wrong Turn, Resurrection County is ultimately nothing but another disappointing--if somewhat well-made--piece of redneck horror. Nothing to write home about or remember...

Two couples decide to go ATVing in Resurrection County, and come into contact with unhappy locals who kidnap them and torture them.

Basically that's the plot to the film. There's not a lot to it, and ever since movies like "Saw" and "Hostel" came out, every wannabe independent horror director takes the "torture porn" sub-genre and tries to do something new with it, but the moviegoing public is generally too desensitized to it, so it falls flat and becomes easily forgettable, such as with this film.


Two urban couples head to the countryside for some downtime; however, they're quickly introduced to the other side of 'roughing it' in the wilderness when the men's ATV excursion makes a collision course straight for hell, where the locals aren't keen to strangers. After a standoff with a couple of ill-tempered hillbillies, the residents of Resurrection County go from hostile to downright murderous, out to avenge the death of one of their own.

It's your run-of-the-mill redneck torture flick - city folks wander off into no man's land for some fresh air, only to end up being stalked (sometimes devoured, but not in this case) by a group of inbred loonies who possess the strength of Hercules and the Hulk combined. Lo and behold, the actors and actresses, a bunch of no-names, do a pretty damn decent job. The make-up department and special effects crew deserve a round of applause for creating very realistic blood and gore on a limited budget.

It falters midway through, courtesy of some slow-moving and unnecessary scenes that should have ended up on the cutting room floor, as well as succumbing to the stereo-typical errors that characters in horror movies make. There is a shotgun scene in the beginning that will satisfy sadists but, while gory throughout, there really isn't much on-screen torture or anything that qualifies as extreme, not to veteran horror fans anyway.

Although predictable, it's still intense with genuine performances, but lacks anything fresh or remarkable.

MiYon Richardson

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