Dead End

Dead End

A family on their way to Christmas Eve dinner take a short cut through the woods; things go terribly wrong.

This was a fun one; it has lots of great family bickering and screaming and swearing, but with a backdrop of mayhem and mutilation unlike the all-too-normal drama–ideal for Thanksgiving, I think. The characters start off as annoying and unlikable, so the first couple killings aren’t terribly upsetting, but as the endless road to Marcott stretches on you start to like the dwindling survivors until the horrific end. And while the denouement is a bit of a cop out, there’s enough ambiguity to provide just a bit of a shudder to close it out.

Not a masterpiece by any means, but a nice bit of gory holiday fun.