Directed by Steven Goldmann
Written by Timothy Dolan
Starring Nichole Hiltz, Matthew Del Negro
and Trace Adkins
Its funny when you think of the different things that draw us to a movie, sometimes its the poster we have seen, or a particular actor/actress, maybe a really cool preview we stumbled upon and then other times like in this case case its as simple as a name... As soon as I saw the title on the shelf I knew this was a film I HAD to watch, I mean Trailer Park of Terror??? Really, how could I go wrong??? Oh and I can't lie the promise of a Southern Fried Zombie Rock soundtrack had me plenty interested too!
A group of wayward teens find themselves stranded after their bus is involved in an accident on its way back from a character building outing with their Pastor. Its a cold dark and stormy night, they realize quickly that they need to find shelter and help if they are to get home this dreary evening. Across the street they notice what appears to be an abandoned Trailer Park, and decide to look for drier lands and maybe fingers crossed a phone! But the this park is anything but abandoned its more like, Abandon all hope ye who enter!! Filled with all sorts of nasties just waiting for hapless travelers to stumble in. Will our way ward teens find the light of the good word, or are they doomed to the fires of hell, in the Truckers Triangle??
Trailer Park Of Terror isn't an anthology piece but yet it plays out very much like one, with these little breaks between each piece of the story, but it is one continuous story just told in segments with all the same characters and setting although sometimes at various times (past or present). Its done very smartly! And the kicking sound track definitely adds to the atmosphere and fun, delivered by a rocking undead dweller from a top a trailer, ahhhhh could there be a better stage?! I think not!
I Love this film! Its just a ton of fun, with some really great kills, some creepy looking characters, well developed stories, and fantastically fun effects. This one has everything you would expect in a B movie but done at a much higher level than you may guess upon first going in. The story is actually really well written, with characters that have fairly developed back stories, even the location itself has a nice full history to it that is both interesting and believable in horror terms anyway. Add copious amounts of blood, boobs and sex and you have a film that ranks among the top 25 or so that I have seen this last year just in terms of flat out fun!
There are also some really great cameo appearances that amp up the star power in this unlikely little title. Country singing star Trace Adkins plays "The Man" a role akin to the Devil, and Priscilla Barnes (Stepfather 3, Devils Rejects) plays a small but pivotal role in the back story of Norma, the woman who plays host to our wayward teens and their pastor.
If you are looking for something to peep this weekend that is sure to be a laugh out loud riot with some genuinely disturbing moments, then I urge to give this one a shot! It is the epitome of a popcorn movie, and should have a wide appeal so feel free to throw this one on for ambiance during the Halloween bash, its bound to add some great memories to the night!