There are some movies
that let you know very early on what kind of ride you're in for.
Whether it's a whole lot of explosions or a whole lot of dead
bodies or a whole lot of laughs, sometimes you just know what
you're in for before the whole thing really gets firing up.
is one such movie.
And what "Dreamland"
is letting us in for is the ride of a lifetime--across the desert.
With a young couple whose primary hobby seems to be squabbling.
After a quick stop at the Little Green Aleinn (sic) for a Beam
Me Up Burger and Groom Lake Shake, they get back on the road,
and sure enough, all hell breaks loose.
Suffice it to say that
when Hitler starts screaming at you in German before he steals
your car, it's pretty safe to say all hell has broken loose. And
that's just the least of it.
has a talent for freaky scenes. One noteworthy sequence features
only the ground you can see under a flashlight circle. The circle
of light moves, and that's all we can see--what's in that flashlight's
radius. Every time Megan, our female lead, wakes up from a dream
in this movie (she spends a surprisingly large amount of time
asleep), she wakes up gasping with her eyes wide as saucers.
If you're one of the
no doubt large number of people who misses Spooky Mulder and his
various adventures, then this is a great way to bridge the gap,
o former X-Phile.
The ending will not
disappoint in terms of sheer freaky--in fact, it will almost go
too far and circle back around to comic.
The special features
are limited to only a few audio options.
All in all, if you're
looking for something totally out of left field, not too scary
but plenty creepy, then "Dreamland" is going to make
Directed by James Lay
Written by James Lay
Starring Jackie Kreisler, Shane Elliott, Jonathan Breck
Produced by Kenny Saylors, Kyle Saylors
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