Thursday, August 12, 2010

my brief thoughts on.... 'Blood On The Highway'

here we go again with yet anothe vampire movie....! okay, okay.... i admit it.... i like the genre again.... well, as long as movies like this one keep coming out.... this movie is very much in the vein of 'Evil Dead 2' or 'Dead Alive'.... plenty of blood, comedy, action and great characters to love.... (Tom Towles steals the show just a bit.).... this was a surprise of a movie.... i just happened upon it on one my regular horror blogs i frequent.... and i saw an ad for it.... since i'd never heard of it, i did a little research and decided that i had to see it for myself.... it was a happy day when i saw it and realized that people were still out there capable of making this kind of movie on a low budget and pulling off a worthwhile product.... i mean, i haven't had this much fun at a vampire movie since 'From Dusk Till' Dawn'.... it's that kind of movie.... sort of.... you've got all your stereotypes represented.... you've got a unique take on why the vampires exist in the first place.... and you have a group of kids that get involved on accident and turn it to be less the victim and more the hero.... i guess i'm just saying this was a refreshing movie to watch and enjoy....

3 friends are on their way to an annual music event and end up getting sidetracked and lost.... they end up in a little town called 'Fate' and soon find out that the town has been over run by vampires.... and the small population of humans that are left are battling to survive against overwhelming odds.... (sound pretty serious so far, but in reality it's not.).... the three friends get mixed up in the whole mess and soon find themselves smack dab at ground zero for the final showdown between the humans and the vampires and learn the ultimate truth as to why the whole horror story started at all.... and let me tell you, it's not what you think.... (but after you watch the movie, check out the special features for some funny tie ins to the storyline.)i highly recommend this for fans of any of the movies i've mentioned so far.... this received 4 out of 5 stars even before it was over.... it was such a strong little piece of filmaking that i couldn't help but love it....! not too mention the frat boy character is hilarious....!!!! (played by one of the writers of the movie.).... you also have Nicholas Brandon from 'Buffy' in a small but important role at the end.... and he's not typecast at all.... he's playing against his normal grain.... and he does a good job.... so if you've got time to rent a movie online or at the video store and you can find it.... please take my word for it and pick it up.... it's a diamond in the rough and soon to be a cult classic.... you want to get in on the ground floor of this one.... so you can be one of the cool kids.... right....? it's blood soaked fun and sometimes laugh out loud funny.... low budget filmaking at his best.

if you like this, check out: 'Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn', 'Dead Alive aka Brain Damage' and 'From Dusk Till' Dawn'

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