Death Valley (2004)





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A weekend of fun turns into a violent spree in this independent thriller. A group of four friends head into the California desert for a two-day rave being held at a remote location. A night of music, dancing and hallucinogens turns sour when one of the party, Josh (Eric Christian Olsen), is laid low by some bad drugs and the foursome crosses paths with a gang of thugs led by Dom (Dash Mihok). Dom and his buddies make short work of the ravers, leaving one dead and another seriously injured, and skinny Dan (Rider Strong) is no match for the hoodlums. Josh, however, is made of stronger stuff and isn't about to go home without giving Dom and his cohorts a taste of their own medicine. The first feature film from directors David Kebo and Rudi Liden, Mojave received its world premiere at the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival.
R (for strong violence including a rape, drug use and language)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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This is not much of a horror movie, though it does have some horrific elements including extreme violence and an off-camera rape. The story is one you've seen before. Shiny, happy people travel to desert for fun and debauchery (a rave), overstay welcome and get attacked by the locals (surprisingly NOT mutants in this case). These folks with no background in dealing with this sort of thing man up and give the biker gang from Hades a run for their money. Cornball, trashy stuff, but there are bits that have stayed with me even days later. And Genevieve Cortese helped make it worth my time as well.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Another one of those thriller movies where a group of pretty young things puts themselves in a stupidly reckless situation and then is shocked when they realize they've put their lives in danger. I only watched it because of Eric Christian Olsen and was surprised to see Mrs. Jared Padalecki (Genevieve Cortese) in it. Olsen is his sexiest when playing a serious role, so that ALMOST made up for it. The movie wasn't awful, it was just nothin' to celebrate. And in case you didn't know: if your friend invites you to a rave out in the middle of the desert while high off your @$$ on mescaline, JUST SAY NO.

Remi Logan
Remi Logan

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neither great, nor horrible. i could see what the creators were going for, but never quite made it out of mediocrity. i enjoyed it, to a certain extent, but some scenes made me cringe. parts of the story weren't fleshed out or explained enough, and an unidentifiable something was missing. it's not a movie i'd watch more than once though, because it's not the kind of movie where you'd see new things upon a second viewing; the concepts that are lacking won't be there, no matter how many times you rewatch it. it wasn't bad enough to make me feel like i wasted my time, but it wasn't good enough for me to recommend to others. it was just "ok".

Gina Dezuzio
Gina Dezuzio

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