Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Graves (2010)

I love the After Dark Horrorfest movies.  Always a guaranteed good time.  The Graves is the story of Meg and Abby Graves.  Meg is about to move from Arizona to New York City and the girls are having one last adventure before they are separated.

On a search for the world's largest thermometer, they get a little detoured and end up in the hick town of Unity, Arizona.  Unity is a tiny little town with a defunct mine that you can visit and walk around in.  The fact that the waitress at the only eatery in town is pushing the mine visit should be a warning sign but these chicks love a challenge.

The girls head off to the mine where they quickly realize that all is not right here.  A demented blacksmith is chasing people around with a hammer-type thing and their deaths end in a crazy loud noise and an onslaught of flies.  Luckily for me, one of my fave horror actors, Bill Moseley, shows up for the party.  The Candyman is also up in this piece.  Good casting, y'all.

The ladies soon learn that this is no typical historical tour and that Bill Moseley and Co. are out for blood, yo.  Abby and Meg are not your typical whiney and sniveling horror girls.  These chicks are seriously badass and not afraid to kick some hick butt.  Unfortunately, the movie takes a religious/supernatural turn that is totally not necessary.  The movie actually would have fared better if they were killing just for the sake of it, a la Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

A quick search of IMDB tells me that I'm in the minority, but I liked this flick.  It kind of got off course near the end, but all in all, it was a pretty solid movie.  Plus, there's not many movies where you'll see Otis Firefly and the Candyman joining forces ;o) 

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