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REST STOP (UNRATED)
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Reviewed by: Willard

Directed by: John Shiban

Starring:
Jaimie Alexander
Joey Mendicino
Deanna Russo

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
On a trek from Texas to California, a girl (Jamie Alexander) must find her boyfriend (Joey Mendicino) who has apparently been kidnapped by a serial killer while making a quick stop at a...well rest stop!
Is it good movie?
Top notch award winning cinematography, interesting plot, decent performances, coherenceÖ these are all missing from this drivel. Donít get me wrong, I donít expect to see Citizen Kane when I watch a straight to DVD, but there are limits. This is as close as getting raped as I got this year! The basic storyline (one of about 27 which are never quite clear) is as follows: Girl runs away with boyfriend, stops at a rest area to take a piss. Girl comes out of bathroom to find boy missing. Girl gets chased by a pick-up truck driving maniac for the remaining hour. Oh, I forgot to mention, she also sees dead people (also not quite clear why).

I donít think anyone should endure this torture. I canít even begin to imagine how drunk you have to be to connect the dots here. I mean what the hell is up with the twisted Brady Bunch and the ghost that keep popping up, thatís only naming a few. Come on Mr. Shiban, just pick one storyline you can f*ck up and move to your next train wreck. The only positive thing with this crap was the cover art, sure looked nice but, definitely not worth 20 bucks.

There you have it folks, that is it! No build up, no surprises, no suspense just a very, very, dumb movie. This was the equivalent of watching Steven Spielbergís Duel with the truck removed and Dennis Weaver being chased by a retarded panda bear driving a scooter instead! Seriously, the only redeeming quality here was... itís over...Oh, did I mention I didnít like it!
Video / Audio
Video: Presented in 1.85:1

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 and we also get subtitles in English, French and Spanish (feature film only).
The Extras
3 Horrific Alternate Endings: Horrific??? Where the hell are they!? The ones I just watched really sucked!

Shocking Crime Scene Photos (1:22): It didnít add much to anything on the DVD.

Scottyís Family Album (6:26): What was that? Absolutely pointless.

Trailer: According to this, Rest Stop was too shocking for theater. A whopper of a lie.
Last Call
To have to watch this once again would be like going to the dentist and having him going through your ass to do all the dental work! I never thought I would ever use the words ass and dentist in the same sentence but there you have it.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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