|Blakk Flamingo Pictures|
Runtime: 84 minutes
Rated: NO MPAA rating
Director: Mark Bessenger
Writer: Mark Bessenger
Starring: Benjamin Lutz, Windham Beacham, David Alanson
Horror | Comedy
When Brewster's brother, “Walsh” (Stephen Geoffreys) fails to take off for the trip as planned, Brewster is called in to ensure that an 18-wheeler delivery carrying coffins makes it to its destination on time. With the three finally on board and heading out, a breakdown lands them in a junkyard where they soon discover what exactly has been making so much noise inside those coffins. It happens to be hungry for blood.
And we're not holding down this rather inglorious production (which could well have been titled “Brokeback 18-Wheeler”), but if you can't get the performances right, you've got a whole lot of nothing. Without prior knowledge of what the film hopes to accomplish, you have no idea it is supposed to be a comedy until you reach a certain point. It is then that the next milestone becomes figuring out that this movie only borders on being as funny as it hoped to be. But despite another effort, the film is in no sense scary at all.
Even the opening credits are an artistic nod to what it hopes to accomplish, followed by great choreography and some well-selected filming sites. By way of gore, it uses its low budget surprisingly well. Comedy-horror fans might just be impressed here, although it is sad that it falls short of its true potential.