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I’m always a little wary of slasher flicks that supposedly evoke the feeling of movies from the 80’s and 90’s. Not that I have anything against horror flicks from that era, mind you, but the whole “retro throwback” thing has literally been done to death. However, director Jason Christopher’s “Down the Road” looks much better than your average, everyday backwoods kill-a-thon, thanks in part to the filmmaker’s ability to handle mood and atmosphere. I’m gleaning all of this from the latest trailer, of course, as I haven’t seen the final product for myself. Yet. For a low-budget slasher, this one looks to be the real deal. Only time will tell.
A synopsis? Of course I have a synopsis:
A father, Hunter Isth, is rocked by a tragic accident in his life. He fleets town and is no longer seen. Partying teenagers fall victim to a town lunatic. Through out the years the stories become urban legends and more than likely, myths.
In present day we meet Jenn, a tough and beautiful girl, who has just been released from an extensive stay at the hospital. When her parents bring her home she barely has time to rest as her friends come over and drag her out camping for the weekend.
Seven friends venture out to the woods but as each friend starts dissapearing one by one they each try to survive the wrath of a true mad man.
“Down the Road” stars Shaun Paul Costello, Chris Ready, Chelsey Garner, David J Bonner, Nikki Bell, Jen Dance, Matthew Nadu, and Clint Howard. For more information, swing by the official Facebook page. The trailer has been embedded below.