Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 7 July 2014 (USA)
Leaving the city behind for a weekend of booze, bud and bonding at the coast, seven friends find themselves stranded en route to the Gulf Coast of Texas when a big storm interferes with their plans. The town of Middle Spring is more than happy to welcome them with open arms, however; located in the rhinestone buckle of the Bible Belt, Middle Spring is smack-dab in the middle of a big barbecue and tent revival and there’s always room at their table for a few more warm bodies. Unfortunately, no one in Middle Spring is exactly who they seem to be— this town takes the ‘the body and the blood’ quite literally, and the friends have to stick together as time begins to run out and they realize that what’s on the menu may be closer to home than they suspected.
Sure, there are some “interesting” acting moments, but take the movie for what it is- an indie horror. It hits that mark for me. I liked the moments of humor too, it was a great contrast to the other parts. There are some good gory parts and a few jumpy moments. I enjoyed that there was a gay inclusion but wasn’t the focus of the movie, just a normal part of it. Some parts were a little predictable, but there is a good overall feeling of suspense. I would have liked to see quicker movement of the traveling group into the main story line, but I like the movie overall. At about 80 minutes in it gets very good. My biggest complaint is we don’t know what happened to the big girl!! The premise is solid to me and I really enjoyed the film!
Director: Shawn Ewert
Writers: Shawn Ewert (story), Shawn Ewert
Stars: Avery Pfeiffer, Troy Ford, Brittany Badali
Release Date: 7 July 2014 (USA)
Filming Locations: Texas, USA