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Cast: Anna Hutchinson, Drea Whiturn
Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a “short cut,” they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.
"Wrecker" is a road thriller in the tradition of "Duel" and "Maximum Overdrive.” It is about two friends who are taking a road trip to get away for the weekend. The one friend has had her boyfriend cheat on her and the other feels her doing the same back over the weekend is a good idea. But the two young ladies never make it to their destination because they take a wrong turn on a road known as "Devils Pass." It is there they run into a tow truck that is out to get them both in a crazy game of cat and mouse.
The film starts off pretty good but after the girls run into the tow truck for the first time it goes down hill from there. There are some good moments during the film and there is some decent suspense and tension but the film ultimately suffers from a poor script, bad editing and things like an old tow truck pulling a station wagon out running a new mustang. I know, you can suspend believe but when this kind of stuff goes on the entire time it gets a bit much.
Besides the little bit of suspense and tension the film does have another thing going for it, it's two female leads. Anna Hutchinson and Drea Whiturn give admirable performances as the two girls in distress but even they can't save the film from itself. Now I am not going to sit here and tell you not to pick this title up because I am sure some of you out there are going to enjoy the film more than I did so if you like this kind of thriller by all means check it out. All I am saying is it could have been a lot better with a better plot and editing, and it might have helped if there was some information about the person driving the tow truck as well. Putting a face to him might have helped quite a bit. Available on DVD now, you can order it HERE.
Released by XLRator Media
** Out Of *****