USA. Direction: Ryuhei Kitamura. Production: Ryuhei Kitamura, Ko Mori / Genco Inc., Eleven Arts. Screenplay: Joey O'Bryan. Photography: Matthias Schubert. Music: Aldo Shllaku. Edition: Shohei Kitajima. Cast: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, Jason Tobias. Running time: 90 min
LANGUAGE: English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
From the director who graduated in film in Australia, settled in LA and had the balls to film The Midnight Meat Train (2008) based on one of Clive Barker’s short and bloody stories. Six nice little girls and boys travel in a spiffing 4-wheel drive (Ford Expedition). They’re making their way along a lonely road –otherwise there’d be no movie–. They have a puncture. Oooh, what a laugh, let’s take a selfie. Great fun until they realise that the hole in the wheel was made by a bullet. The show’s on. The first two murders are magnificently filmed (the hole in the head seen from the inside out...). Minimal and elegant, stylishly edited and with a soundtrack that creates a pleasantly uneasy feeling, it’s great to have a go at another game of working out who’ll survive. Or won’t.