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It certainly helped that the two leads, Michael Sharpe and Patrick G. Keenan, do a nice job of spicing and hamming it up with their strange "worker" and "boss" roles. I liked the uncertainty dynamic that was always present in their back-and-forth bantering. Something cool and dark kept being hinted at and everything became revealed a little bit at a time. That really kept me watching.
I also liked the whole "zombie western happening in post-apocalyptic modern times" motif that the whole flick was based around. That was a pretty fresh idea as far as zombie movies go. Granted, the zombies that were running amok through the town didn't possess a sweet zombie "look" to them, although I'm pretty sure you can credit that to the low budget department. Still, they weren't too scary. I did, however, appreciate the manner with which they moved. It was kind of like they had just learned to walk for the first time and were being electrocuted. That may sound kind of weird, so I guess you just have to see it.
The one gripe I've got with DEVIL'S CROSSING is that the ending didn't quite make it up to snuff with me. I was expecting more. Not necessarily in terms of explaining everything that was laid out. I just wanted a more creative arc to match the rest of the high intensity happenings that led up to it. Again, perhaps budgetary restraints hindered the filmmakers from executing a more satisfying conclusion. I actually would be interested in seeing if a sequel could better stretch out the tracks that were laid here. For now, though, I suppose there are worse low budget paths you could cross.
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