Director – Michael Maxwell MacLaren
Cast – Jeremy Sisto, Fred Durst, Leigh Enns, David Fox, Peter Jordan
Release Year – 2006
Reviewed by John of the Dead
Here’s another flick I randomly found and went into it “blind” and actually somewhat enjoyed it. This film stars Jeremy Sisto(from the epic “Wrong Turn“) as Steve Kady, as a census taker who is traveling to Rockwell Falls on assignment and unfortunately has 2 flat tires near the town. Forced to stay a while during his vehicle’s repair process Mr. Kady befriends a local sheriff (Fred Durst! WTF?) and finds that Rockwell Falls is considered by the locals to be the “the most perfect place on Earth”. But, this town seems a bit too perfect, and its residents a bit too nice. Upon further census investigation Mr. Kady learns that Rockwell Falls has had the same population, 436 residents, since 1860! As he looks into this odd occurrence for such a “perfect” town he soon learns the deep, dark secret this town holds dear to heart.
I really liked the plot of this film revolving around why, and how, this town always remained at 436 residents for almost 150 years. I mean…babies are born constantly right? So the population is always increasing, yet how do they keep the population at 436? Take a wild guess. Heh. I was also very much surprised with Fred Durst’s acting, he actually performed his role pretty well! He should definitely quit his horrible music projects and maybe look into a future as a B-Movie supporting actor. HaHa.
I do feel this film could have been executed better, this was an interesting plot but I was finding myself losing interest towards the middle of the film. I am also not a huge fan of the “prophecy/religious ritual” genre of horror flicks, but I definitely enjoyed this more than the horrendous “The Whicker Man”.
Overall, check this film out if you are a fan of this type of horror genre, or if you are at your local rental store and cannot find a better film to watch.