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Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | Video 30 September 2008
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Three friends embark on a trip to track down Nicole and her boyfriend, and they quickly find out that the mystery is stranger and scarier than they imagined.

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Shawn Papazian

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John Shiban
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Tillman ... Tom Hilts
Jessie Ward ... Marilyn
Graham Norris ... Jared
Joseph George Mendicino ... Jesse (as Joey Mendicino)
Julie Mond ... Nicole
Brionne Davis ... The Driver
Diane Salinger ... The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... The Father
Gary Entin Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Mikey Post ... Scotty
Steve Railsback ... The Owner
Michael Toland ... Mr. Hilts
Kelly Albanese ... Party Girl #1
Sharon Senina Sharon Senina ... Party Girl #2
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Storyline

The corporal Tom Hilts returns from overseas to his hometown Argyle, Texas, for a ten days leave with the intention to seek our his brother Jess, who disappeared one year ago while heading to California with his girl-friend Nicole. He travels in his truck with his girlfriend Marilyn and followed by his friend Jared in his old car to California trying to track his brother. While in the old highway California, Jared needs to stop his car in an old rest stop to go to the toilet and is attacked by the driver of a yellow truck. Meanwhile Tom and Marilyn wait for him in the next rest stop where Tom is also attacked and kidnapped by the driver of the yellow truck. Marilyn sees the ghost of Nicole in the restroom and realizes that they are facing supernatural evil forces. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rest Stop 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Flame Ventures, Raw Feed See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Jaimie Alexander, who plays Nicole in the first film, didn't returned for the sequel. See more »

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Tom Hitlz is referred to as Corporal throughout the movie. However, the insignia patch on the Class A uniform he wears at his welcome home party is Private First Class (PFC). He is neither a Specialist nor a Corporal. He was a PFC. See more »

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Follows Rest Stop (2006) See more »

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Sequel That Doesn't Really Accomplish What It Aims To
20 September 2008 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

One year after the disappearance of Jesse and Nicole, Jesse's brother Tom (a corporal in the Army, fresh on leave from Iraq) and two friends are on the trail. Although the police were unable to do anything, these three quickly stumble on the same path from a year before... encountering the religious family, the driver... and more. Will they meet the same fate? I really enjoyed "Rest Stop" and seeing that the same people -- most of the original cast (Jaime Alexander is noticeably absent), plus John Shiban and Shawn Papazian -- had returned, I figured this one couldn't be too bad. But my feelings are mixed. While some of it was pretty good, other aspects came across as lacking. I'll start with the defects and then go back to the merits.

The casting confused me. Both Tom Hilts (Richard Tillman) and his friend Jared (Graham Norris) weren't overly likable, and they came across as awkward. I had no interest in caring about them. The girlfriend (Jessie Ward) was good as far as being the "sexy chick", but beyond that had little to offer. Was I supposed to care about her? The other big concern was that while the creators had said they wanted to expand the mythology of the first film, almost every scene was covering the same territory all over again. It's true that new details about the driver emerged, and there was some added mythology, but not really enough to make this film seem progressive.

My final concern was the use of torture. I understand torture was used in the first film on the bus, but it seems like it was increased for this flick. For no particular reason. Having one character be turned on another? Excruciatingly painful incidents that do little or nothing in punishing sin, as near as I can tell. If you're going to use torture, use it sparingly. The torture meme has taken over horror and I have been sick of it for some time now... it's not scary, it's just getting played out and boring.

But the film is not without its merits. There's a great bathroom scene... an intense sex scene which could have gone further but goes pretty far as it is... and more of those creepy twins. The use of gritty filming (like in "Devil's Rejects") returns, which I think adds a lot of character (and should be used more, not less). And for those who liked the first film, this fills in some blanks that may have been lingering in the minds of viewers.

Overall, "Rest Stop: Don't Look Back" was not a necessary part of the series and could have gone without being made. I feel that for what was added, it wasn't nearly enough. At the same time, the film sets the stage for a "Rest Stop 3", since now there's bound to be questions needing answers for some people. I'm curious. I don't know if they can adequately answer my concerns about the plot, but they have my endorsement if they are willing to try. Just please... more plot, less torture.


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