A Zombie/Plague/Night of the Living Dead plot takes 5 college students out into the woods for a quiet break. Before heading up to the cabin, they make a last minute stop at a tiny local store, with a (literally) wild boy sitting out front, and a funny old man at the register with some shocking things to say. Pay attention here!
As they settle into their cabin, Bert takes a walk off by himself with a rifle to shoot a squirrel or something, and winds out accidentally shooting a strange man. As the man picks himself up and pleads with Bert to help him, Bert can see that he is *very* sick, and warns the man away from him.
Back at the cabin later, the sick man finds them, again begging for help, and spies Bert behind the others. "Hey, you *shot* me!" Bert warns his friends that the man is sick and they lock him outside, where he tries to steal their vehicle. A little mania follows, along with baseball bats and vomiting blood and setting strangers ablaze, and our movie takes off with its plot.
With a vehicle too damaged to drive, the group decides that they need to find a mechanic and also a sheriff to report last night's incident to. With all but Marcy and Paul gone, the sheriff does show up, a ridiculous (on purpose) character on a pedal bike, who wants to talk about partying more than actually investigate a crime scene.
He leaves with promises to send a tow truck, and the others return without any luck in finding a mechanic. Things go downhill from here when Marcy gets sick, with the same odd illness the stranger at the door had. She seems to be melting. And now the fun begins, as they realize they need to leave and the locals realize they need to be contained.
This is an enjoyable suspense/horror movie because it strays from the slasher forum, but despite some mighty fine flesh rotting scenes, it lacked in the gore fest category. Don't miss Karen shaving her legs, or the vicious dog, and *definitely* don't miss the ending; an out of the blue surprise that left me laughing my tail off. Enjoy!
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