Monday, September 5, 2011

Pelt (2010)

Pelt is about a group of annoying twenty-somethings who go camping without really knowing what the fuck they are doing.  They intentionally traipse onto private property and set up camp, before making a litany of other bad decisions.  They drink, they smoke, they wander off to have sex.  With half of the group doing various types of banging away from the camp, the other half smokes too much pot and passes out.  They wake to find their friends missing, and their camp ransacked.

The group realizes they are up against some backwoods weirdo who likes to torture and kill people.  This is obviously "inspired" by Wrong Turn right down to the fire tower scene.  They make a ton of bad moves and keep losing people along the way to cages and table straps.  The action moved along fairly nicely, although the gore was not that impressive.

I'd like to think that this movie is Evil Dead-ish in the sense that it certainly could not be taking itself seriously.  There's hysterical one liners like, "I need suds in my body" and a black man running around in duck footie pajamas.  The acting is sort of beyond ridiculous, and there is an inordinate amount of shit and fart jokes going on.

By far, the best part of this movie was 1:30 in....when we are introduced to the best shorts ever: