The newlyweds Adjie and Astrid decide to go on a road trip along with three of their best friends. Their drive is however cut abruptly when they run into Maya, a beautiful girl who wanders aimlessly into their path out of nowhere.
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Viewing the Mo Brothers films in reverse order proves artistically disappointing in the sense that their first feature, "Macabre," remains far and away their best - and what a debut it is! This blood-soaked horror tale is as gruesome as they come, and while the film owes much to the Tobe Hooper and Sam Raimi playbooks, the proceedings are delivered with the rollercoaster intensity of "The Raid" series.
Whatever the snobbish murmured about 'cliche way' 'the standart of horror formula' etc, i still grounded myself to this flick and never be profaned. Its a full set of 80's supremacy and American Grindhouse all the way!
The uninteresting, half-hour buildup is unwarranted since the audience should know how the horror begins. While the exposition of the similar Frontier(s) is energetic, and '74's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre built up mood, atmosphere. and characterization, much better than Macabre, of which, has too many potential victims to properly build character depth. Also, the directing duo didn't fine-tune their style yet.
I must say that - Dara's voice or performance so robotic. I mean, look at her when she began to kill someone. She looked like T-1000 or T-X from Terminator franchise. Doesn't mean it is bad. It scared me, actually. Although he had a small screen time, I never forget how ridiculous Aming was in this movie...
watching it in a theater, my friend hated me because I can't keep giggling or holding my laughter in EVERY scenes of the movie. I can't see a story, really, just failure scene-reenactment attempts probably of every lame horror movie ever made.