Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
Crash and burn...
To understand just how bad films about possessed cars can get, you need to watch Crash!. It’s completely disconnected from the audience. It’s cold. It’s unexciting. It has interesting stunts, let’s give it that, but the characters are so flat you never care for their safety. It’s a simple movie, yet it’s hard to follow. It would be much clearer without Akasa, the god of destruction…
Akasa, see, is a good luck charm the main protagonist holds in her hand at all times. When her ex-husband sends his dog after her, she crashes her car, hence the name of the movie. The accident makes her amnesic... sort of. Like it or not, this is Charles Band’s signature. He likes to turn the minuscule into supernatural elements of terror that become significant to the plot.
Some of the car chases, car crashes and various explosions happen without characters being actually involved. Large segments of this story have absolutely no incidence on the main plot. They are eye-candy. This film has a beginning and end, but only filler in the middle. If you’re looking for a car stunt ingestion, look no further. If you want more quality, then watch 1971’s Duel instead.