Written by Nicholas Smith
Directed by Nicholas Smith
2012 - Freestyle Digital Media
Cast: Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff. Trevor Morgan. Brooke Peoples.
Eclectic Rating: stars
A little joy ride turns into a nightmare when four friends take a drive on Munger road to see if the paranormal stories are true.
You've heard the spooky legend, put some baby powder on your bumper and stop on some infamous, local haunted road where your car will mysteriously move, apparently pushed from behind by ghosts. When you get out and take a look at the bumper there, in the white powder, are ghostly hand prints.
That's one thing that happens in the film, but there is more.
Munger Road is scary. It plays a little like a made-for-TV movie, and veteran character actor Bruce Davison adds to that effect, but it has much more, and hits all of the right points. It is well written and directed, and stays close to the standard blueprint for slasher/stalker films, but the ending is a bit sudden, and unexpected.
Great cinematography, effective lighting, a dramatic score, and a good cast; Munger Road has all of those things and works well. We get an effective scare shot in camcorder POV too, a sort of "found footage" effect. Expect some thrills like you felt watching the original Halloween, My Bloody Valentine, and others.
Were the ghosts real? Is there really a killer stalking the woods? An abrupt ending promises a sequel but we haven't seen one yet. I hope they do it and I hope it's good.
Find Munger Road at Amazon.com (paid link)More about Munger Road at IMDb.com
Last Update: 09 May, 2019