Dead End Reviews
The movie was kind of a last call for the 90s movies, which is odd since it was made in 2003.
The ending and general plot was too easy to anticipate, and the only thing that really surprised me was the slower pacing which made me think they were going to kill off characters four or five minutes before they actually did.
Ray Wise and Lin Shaye were delightful. If they had a detective series, I'd watch it. This is a good nostalgia movie to remember all of those 80s esque movies, and as mentioned before you get to enjoy Ray Wise for most of the film.
The Harrington Family is heading to the mother's parents house for Christmas. They make this road trip every year; but for the first time in 20 years, the dad decides to take the scenic route. While driving a back road he falls asleep and almost kills them; when he wakes up from the accident, he sees a strange woman in the woods and offers to help her. The night gets flipped upside down from that point on.
"I smoke pot."
Jean-Baptiste Andrea (Big Nothing and Brotherhood of Tears) and Fabrice Canepa collaborate to deliver each of their first motion pictures, Dead End. The storyline for this picture was a parody of sorts of similar movies like Silent Hill with a slightly different setting. The horror elements are average as is the acting. The cast includes Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden, and Amber Smith.
"And I thought last Christmas was bad."
I came across this on Netflix and thought it looked interesting based on the cool cover. Overall, this is a slightly below average ghost story that isn't particularly scary but does have some funny lines and interesting character portrayals. Overall, I'd only see this if you're a fan of the horror genre and nothing better is on.
"Talk about a Merry Fucking Christmas."