Our two heroines head out to the Dutch countryside for a holiday. They run into car trouble,and blunder into The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or so the available evidence would haveone believe. They stop at the wrong gas station, and it isn’t long before first one, then the otherare prisoners of a deranged family and their masked, hulking youngster. You’ve seen this before,and done so much better.
Both 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks are available,…and the soundtrack is pretty sharp, assuming youget through the movie without falling asleep. The music is big and loud, and the sound effectsaren’t half-bad either. The thunder in the prologue is suitably enveloping, and the echoes duringthe latter part of the film (set in underground tunnels) are quite striking, creating a nice you-are-there sensation.
The format is fullscreen (welcome to the world of direct-to-video). The blacks are good, andthere are some nice blue tones later on. Some of the shots, unfortunately, are very murky, makingit next-to-impossible to make out what one is seeing. Similarly, the picture quality ranges fromalmost too sharp (where every pore on an actor’s face can be seen) to soft (indistinguishableblobs in the darkness).
Not too much here: a photo gallery, and trailers for Junior, Deadly Species,Frost: Legend of the Vampire, and Legion of the Dead.
There are so many good horror films out there. Hell, there are so many entertaining slashermovies, for that matter, that there’s no point wasting time with this one.
Special Features List
- Still Gallery