DVD: August 8, 2006
Runtime: 85 minutes
Okay so that might not sound exciting, but he is on the haunted highway. He keeps running into his dead wife's' corpse walking around. And Yumi shows up saying how she knows everything and she saw what he did. He has to make it 90 miles to this place called Black Lake to dump Amanda. It is what she would have wanted. It was where Greg and Amanda got married (and also Greg and Yumi's special place....so maybe they can all be dumped in the lake when they die and live happily ever after. Although this movie did make me think, where would I want my body dumped if someone accidentally killed me? It is like having a will and such. You want to make sure it is a good place right? A special place.....I will have to think about that now).
Now, this movie is great because there are tons of shots of Greg pressing the gas pedal or putting on the brakes, and you get to see the dials move on the dashboard and the wheels turning on the car. It is pretty exciting. And lots of rear view mirror action. And of course the shots through the windshield of the landscape going by. It is pretty good.
So why did I like this movie so much? It is just a guy driving to the lake to dump a body. That is basically the entire movie! It reminded me a lot of Duel. I loved that movie as well. Well let's be honest I haven't seen Duel in forever, but I remember it basically being just the guy in his car being chased by the crazy truck driver. Lots of footage of the guy in the car, looking in the rear-view mirror and all. And I loved it. And that is what this movie gave you. A guy driving down the road in his car. The acting is....not very good, but definitely not the worst I have seen. Greg just over does it a little. For example the huge dramatic wiping off of his forehead when he narrowly escapes something. Yeah it is good.
There are a lot of great scenes in this movie. For instance there is one scene where Greg runs out of gas. Well a cop shows up and gives him some. Now Greg was just in his trunk to look at his dead wife's body and he was just going to put her in the woods since he couldn't make it to the lake, but the cop showed up and he slammed the trunk. Well the cop gets very worried since there was a piece of fabric hanging out. I mean the trunk could fly open at any moment and cause an accident. And when it does later in the movie it is quite amazing. I mean I don't know if you have ever had your trunk fly open but it is pretty... uneventful probably. It is your trunk... But the cop was worried and it made me laugh.
But my favorite scene was when Greg runs into Amanda's ghost or corpse or whatever it is. She is standing in the middle of the road and he has just passed her around the corner. She comes over and knocks on his window and says 'my car just broke down I need a ride.' It is probably the best acting in the entire movie. He is all, "didn't I just see you back there?" and she is all, "yeah and you didn't stop! Jerk." Too bad the wife is the one that died, as the actor who played Yumi was awful. Really the way she talked was just awful.
I'll be honest, this movie is really not scary at all and not really shocking or anything just a blah movie about a guy in a car. But if that is what you want, you will not be disappointed in this movie. I thought a great sequel would be Greg driving back from the lake to kill Yumi since she knows too much. Then the third in the trilogy would be Greg driving back out to the lake to dump Yumi's body! I would watch those movies for sure! Too bad they wrapped it all up in this one movie. What were they thinking not leaving room for a sequel?!