Let’s see if I can remember how to write a review. It’s been a hot minute but Bob and I really got back into the game this week with American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire. We turned back the clock a little to check out this movie (2013), and I’m damn sure glad we did! Written and directed by Flood Reed, the movie was full of twists and turns and blood and guts. It was a hell of a ride, that’s for sure!
American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire focuses on a group of guys on the road to find the titty bar to end all titty bars. Unfortunately for them, bad directions and a freak accident take them on a completely different path, leading them to the ultimate battle for survival.
I’m going straight bullet list with this one. Here’s what I loved and here’s what I loathed:
· The opening sequence was awesome. I was immediately drawn in to the story and I knew it would be wild
· The gore. Yep, I’m a gore hound, and this film provided plenty of it.
· The twists. You think you’re about to watch a typical group-stuck-in-the-woods-getting-killed flick but what you get is so much more. I truly didn’t expect the direction the film would take. Who doesn’t like that?!
· The acting and writing for sure. It was great. Seems like such a simple request to appreciate good acting, but I’ve reviewed enough movies to know how much of a downer it is when it’s piss poor. The entire cast was great and made for a very intimate experience watching the film
· I don’t have too many honestly. It definitely started out slow and a little generic, but that gave way to a very extraordinary story. So damn…I guess that’s another Yay?
Bottom line, I watched this movie and got a wicked case of the fuzzies. I’m not comparing it to other titles, but I definitely saw influences anywhere from The Doom Generation to The Village and even a little The Hills Have Eyes thrown in for good measure. I’m not sure about you, but that’s some good company, right there.
No spoilers here, just get out there and check this movie out! Click here for the imdb details, find the film, and sit back and enjoy! Easily a 7.5 on the good ol’ ReelBloody cleaver scale.