Toad Road, 2013 - ★★★½

Toad Road, 2013 - ★★★½


"They'll just fuck you up, all you can do is pretend your dead. Theres really nothing, nothing, you can't do shit all about it"

- James (James Davidson)

A couple of drop out psychonaut teens test more than their drug tolerance when one of them is curious what exactly is behind the local urban legend of Toad Road.

Surprising watchable micro budget offering from Elijah Woods SpectreVision productions. Its the feature film debut of writer/director Jason Banker who manages to buck the trend of recent indie horrors by making a found footage/urban legend flick thats worth seeing. It pretty much works outside the horror genre, more along the lines of a Larry Clark/Harmony Korine study of contemporary teens, who just wanna get fucked up and have a good a time. With a subtle shift towards psychological horror during climax. Its no Cookers but a movie I'd watch again, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for the directors future projects.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Lots of the drugged out pranking around looked pretty fucking real, it captured its disillusioned youth vibe so well.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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