With Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings, Garry Robbins, Ted Clark
Directed by Rob Schmidt

The "lustful youngsters out in the woods get slaughtered by freaks" tale is hardly a new one. Yet, like with the great
Pumpkinhead, FX wizard Stan Winston's production company managed to take this stale premise and wring a pretty tense little horror from its sinewy neck. Inbred mountain men deep in the backwoods spend their time hacking up campers and tourists who happen to make the mistake of passing through their neck of the woods. A guy late for a meeting takes a back road shortcut and smashes into a 4x4 whose wheels were ripped by a barb wire trap. The occupants head on foot to find help, stumbling onto the house of said mountain men. Sure, from the get-go you know which two will be the sole survivors as the deformed weirdos chase the group through the woods, shooting, hacking and even using a bow & arrow. A few nail-biting scenes are countered by some truly annoying characters you wish will be next on the chopping block. To sum this up easiest would be a cross between Deliverance and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

3 / B
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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