Cast: Georgina Haig and Sophie Lowe
Road Train is more or less an Australian attempt at a stranded out in the middle of nowhere type flick.. It's a poor attempt at trying to catch lightening in a bottle and ride the shirt tails of such Aussie greats as Wolf Creek. There's not a whole lot of substance here but it does have decent plot twists occasionally yet just falls flat on its ass, IMO. I saw glimpses of what could have been a great film but it just doesnt deliver 100 percent.
Let me try to explain a little about this. As stated on the lightening in a bottle reference ROAD TRAIN plays out like a MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE meets MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN thanks to the meat conveyer inside the trailer of the big rig. It seems as if the truck chooses its own victims thus creating a gnarly conveyer belt covered in human flesh. You'll even see glipses of REST STOP herein just nowhere near as solid of a story.
The film does keep you anticipating each and every scene due to its numerous twists and keeps you entertained in that aspect as well as very well done special gore effects but it just doesn't work and makes this play out as a feeble attempt at scaring you. If you want to just watch a trippy so called horror flick I suppose this one is okay but to not sound contradicting it just doesnt work.
All in all ROAD TRAIN was very dissapointing to me as it shows high potential and could be one hell of a cool movie if those involved would have taken their time and put forth more effort. Go in at your own risk. It's just ...meh