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To start with we have a recycled story about travelers caught by a dangerous family that adds nothing new to the concept, though it thinks it does. Which wouldn't be a problem if we liked any of the characters, but we don't. They're all thinly drawn, poorly acted, and take waaaaay too long to say nothing.
Then there's the direction - a weird mishmash of jumpy flashbacks, boringly static set-ups, and possibly the least colorful palette possible for a film set in autumn in the country. In addition the choice to shoot on DV destroys any feeling of reality given that that the film is set in 1969. The look and feel are all wrong.
I will say the gore effects are done extremely well. Unfortunately the way they're shot it feels more like watching an F/X test instead of seeing a character in jeopardy.
Usually a film this bad has some B-grade charm to it, but STAUNTON HILL fails to entertain on any level. I've had to watch many a bad movie all the way through for various reasons. I can't remember the last time it was this difficult to have to finish a film.
Audio: Dolby 5.1