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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Rest Stop (2006)

Successful TV writer John Shiban directs this grimy low-budget thriller about Nicole (Jaimie Alexander), a hopeless runaway who enters the wrong bathroom on her way to Hollywood with her boyfriend. While a basic slasher at heart, the supernatural element is what makes the plot truly intriguing and downright confusing. This particular rest stop is a veritable Bermuda Triangle, haunted by a killer simply known by the license plate on his pickup truck: KZL-303. An obvious amount of effort runs through the entire film, but no more than from Alexander in a breakout leading role. The strange time slips through the murderous history of our killer are thought-provoking but never really add up to much.

2 personal demons out of 5

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