Seriously, how many times will I watch this movie? It’s not quite The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but darn it, it’s sure on it’s way to being just that.So, a group of young people are traveling to (do you care?) and run into trouble, which forces them to a spooky location that is filled with equally spooky things like old buildings, farm equipment that can double as a weapon, a large collection of knives (even though the killers only ever seem to use one), and a child’s music box that is creating a plinky soundtrack for the youngster’s demise as a masked killer, who is masked for the sake of being masked, minces them up.
This time around we have some cheeky British 20-somethings going to a cabin (or something) and despite the fact that their friends are disappearing, blindly get duped into becoming cannibals thanks to a deceivingly kind older woman who is constantly pulling nails, hair and jewelery out of the stews and pies she prepares for them (again, another big clue that doesn’t seem to concern the victims as they “have their friends for dinner”).
The performances are acceptable, as is the production value, and there is ample spoonfuls of bad taste and blood to keep the shock fans amused (duping a baby to eat human flesh anyone?). Nothing seemed to go wrong making this film aside from running with a terribly unoriginal idea. It was flawed from word ‘go’ no matter how well executed it may be, which in this case is only good not great.
Not much else to say about this aside from a little bit of math:
Creepy location + (youngsters – common sense) x cannibal killers = Y. Y is equal to the amount of the youngsters that live in the end, which, depending on whether the director spins heads or tails before shooting could equal 1 or 0.