Last night I had the pleasure of watching one of the most enjoyable horror movies since seeing Kingdom of the Spiders back in October. The movie is called Dead End.
Dead End: Dreading the drive he's made to his mother-in-law's house for Christmas for the last two decades, Frank decides to take a shortcut on a back road off of the highway. A little while later the family picks up a lone woman dressed in white who appears wounded, yet after a brief stop over at a ranger station to find a telephone it becomes apparent that Frank and his family are in danger. The endless journey then begins as Frank and his family are picked off one by one and the race to find an exit from the endless deserted road is on.
This low budget horror film contains little gore and very little shock value. It's the tension that drives this film, whether it be tension between the family or the tension within their situation, and it's that tension that begins the climb into the horrific. The other qualities that drive this film are its dark humor, which is abundant, the small yet steady twists that develop between the family's relationships, and the strong and often times amusing performances from the actors. Even for the non-horror fans this movie is worth the watch.