Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Left Turn (2001)

3 / 5  June '11
Tagline:  N/A
Directed by:  Sean Ellis
Written by:  Sean Ellis
Actors include:  Lucy Russell, Andrew Tiernan, Heather Jay-Jones
Genre:  Horror, Short
Length:  15 minutes
Banned:  Nope

This is a remake of a short film from 1978 called Panic which is one of the best I've ever seen.  Unfortunately this one isn't nearly as creepy and the subtly that made the other so special is lacking.  The story is a goodie, it's about a Woman who goes out in the rain and picks up an old woman hitchhiker.  She gets a sneaky feeling that something isn't right and convinces the Woman to get out of the car (to check for a flat) and drives off leaving her there.  The Woman leaves her bag inside the car, and the Woman takes it to the Police station, they open the bag only to find an aresenal of weapons!  It's an okay way to spend 15 minutes, but the other story is so dang effective I was actually excited about seeing what they had done with the remake but this pales in comparison. 

Availability:  Not on DVD but is on Youtube

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