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Slasher therapy

  • Nov 16, 2008
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This is like a reality show where they use shock therapy as a substitute for marriage counseling. David and Amy Fox are just about washed up as a couple when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Their only option is to stay at a creepy hellhole motel, run by a remnant of the `70s, and hope that they can get help in the morning.

They find some video tapes in their room, but instead of the dirty videos they're expecting, they get what seems to be a home made horror flick. Naturally, they spend the rest of the night honing their survival skills, and trying to get the better of a bunch of one dimensional dummies.

As a slasher movie this has some bloody bits, but is completely lacking in the gore department. As a thriller, there are a few good jumps, but other movies have done it a lot better. As a romance it's so lacking in chemistry that even the couples' sweat and tears don't seem to have sodium chloride in common.

In summary, this is a B-grade movie, starring two A-grade actors, and if you watched this because of Kate Beckinsale, then I'm afraid you've been Punk'd.

In my opinion, with a little help from "Lady Madonna" and The Beatles:

Really atrocious, shoestring offering
Wonder how they managed to make this thing
Who found the money to pay both Luke and Kate
Didn't they see this movie was second rate

Stranded far from home without a suitcase
Creepy hotel's sleazy, barring none
Norman Bates appears behind the counter
They should have run

Nasty hotel room, roaches by the light
How will these two manage to stay the night

Ah ah ah ah...
They should have run

David and Amy sitting on the bed
Looking at snuff movies filling them with dread

Oh this awful night seems never ending
They tried their best to see the morning sun
Crawling through the tunnels, doom impending
See how they run

Low budget movie, just a bad repeat
Wonder how they'll manage to make ends meet

Rated: 2.5 stars

Amanda Richards

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Genre: Horror, Action, Adventure
Release Date: April 20, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 24min
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