I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that the helpers of “The Helpers” aren’t actually helpful. I could be wrong, of course, but I’m willing to risk it. The more important point is that “The Helpers” is, from what I can tell, a Found Footage slasher movie directed by Chris Stokes, the genius who gave us “You Got Served” and the sure-to-be American classic, “Battlefield America”, which is “You Got Served” with tykes. Leave it to the mastermind behind “You Got Served” to take advantage of the cheapo Found Footage genre and put his own spin on it. And of course by “spin” I mean . If the killers don’t start “battling” with funky dance moves, I’m gonna be real disappointed.
Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down near a rest-stop motel, where they encounter a seemingly helpful group of people. Convinced to stay overnight, the friends wake up in their rooms to a gruesome and bloody terror.
The film stars Kristen Quintrall, Denyce Lawton and Christopher Jones. If the name sounds familiar, Jones played Evil White Guy With Spiky Hair in “Battlefield America”. Likewise, Kristen Quintrall played an uncredited “Bang Squad Fan”.
Lend a helping hand September 28, 2012.