Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi
Written by John Swetnam
First, I have to say this is mostly a found footage movie (yes, I groaned as well) but unlike most others the “found footage” in question is being used as it would actually be used in the real world by the video forensic unit of a police department. The footage we’re shown ends up coming from a few different video sources from a couple of handheld cameras and a couple of cell phones which at least changes things up a bit while all of this is wrapped around “normal” movie shots of the police investigation. What are they investigating? Other than the fact that we know several people have been murdered in the middle of nowhere about 70 miles south of Las Vegas, we (as viewers) aren’t told how many were killed. Why? Because that would cut into the “surprise” factor as things are revealed throughout the flick. Unfortunately it seems writer John Swetnam, who had never done a “horror” film before, studied M. Night Shamalamadingdong’s book of “Twists For The Sake of Twists: Don’t worry about making sense just pull a twist out yer arse!” At least I think that’s the title of the book though to be honest I didn’t look it up!
We’re introduced to two beautiful young women Leann (Torrey DeVito) and Rachel (Caitlin Stasey), the upcoming actress and the budding filmmaker. They’re headed to Vegas by bus along with Leann’s boyfriend, Tyler (Nolan Gerard Funk), a budding musician who reluctantly tags along after Leann says no to his marriage proposal live on stage. They pick up Vicki (Svetlana Metkina), Katrina (Dale Dickey) and young Steven (Albert Kuo) to round out the bus along with driver Ben (Harry Lennix). The trip is going fine until the bus has to travel into the middle of nowhere to pick up an unknown passenger, gets snagged on some barbed wire and flips. As if that weren’t bad enough it seems it was all a trap by an unknown killer who starts killing them off one by one. So who’s the killer? Did someone set a trap or is one of the passengers really the psycho killer?