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'Bread Crumbs' DVD Review

About.com Rating 3 Star Rating

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Bread Crumbs
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The Bottom Line

A solidly entertaining, if uneven, slasher with an intriguing antagonist.

Pros

  • Good performances
  • Effective villain
  • Occasionally creepy

Cons

  • Bland ending
  • Simple plot

Description

  • Starring Jim J. Barnes, Steve Carey, Amy Crowdis, Alana Curry, Michael Goodin, Marianne Hagan, Rex Irons
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Rated NR
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2011

Guide Review - 'Bread Crumbs' DVD Review

As the cast and crew of a porno movie venture to a remote cabin in the woods (uh-oh), they run into the inevitable malevolent entity. This time around, though, the threat comes in the form of a pair of seemingly innocuous (if somewhat odd) adolescent siblings whom they almost run over in their truck.

When a shadowy figure begins to attack the filmmakers with Rambo-like precision, sister Patti warns the group that her brother Henry is violent and can't be controlled. Of the group, only aging starlet Angie believes the girl and seeks to protect her from the others' vengeful wrath. But is it enough to ensure her survival?

Bread Crumbs is a warped, modernized take on the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel that is nicely conceived and executed for a low-budget, direct-to-video horror release. Granted, the standard for such films isn't very high, but the cast is surprisingly effective -- particularly the Hansel and Gretel-ish siblings who embody the unbalanced backwoods recluse archetype to a "T".

The fright sequences are likewise executed fairly well, but the sense of dread fizzles by the end, as the plot proves to be too thin and straightforward to sustain for 90 minutes.

The DVD

No special features.

Movie: C+
DVD: F

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