Though at core it's about a dying way of life, the location and photography here semi-perversely encourage just the kind of foreign tourism which factors in that slow death.
This handsomely crafted horror thriller doesn't get as winky as something like "The Cabin in the Woods," but it's similarly inclined to pull the rug out from under its premise at midpoint.
Ssure to develop a cult following amongst viewers in the same general age range as its protagonists, though don't expect their parents to approve.
Flat and sometimes downright laughable as a thriller, oddly skittish about embracing its horror aspects.
This OK action thriller sometimes veers uncomfortably close to women-in-prison exploitation terrain.
If in the final analysis this is an experiment that doesn't quite gel, it's still one that will be worth the risk taken for adventurous viewers.
This atmospheric and keenly observed feature captures with bittersweet lyricism the pathos of growing up subject to the whims of "free-spirit" grownups who themselves could use some truly adult…
Less discriminating viewers jonesing for some old-fashioned costume hokum will get just that.
Tom Costabile's debut feature eventually goes to Hell in the most literal sense, with a prolonged climax too much like a tour through an evangelical Christian group's Halloween "Hell House."
Major allowances would normally be made for any movie made by a 16-year-old, but in the case of polished thriller "Stray Bullets," fairly minor ones will suffice.
Ghosts of prior horror movies haunt the musty halls of a competently crafted meller that never quite finds a distinctive narrative slant or atmosphere of its own.