Written by Scotty
Sometimes getting away from the real world is not enough for everyone, sometimes they need a little bit of excitement. Whether it be jumping off of a bridge or exploring a new place that you have never been before, excitement comes in all shapes and sizes. But sometimes a little excitement can go completely and utterly wrong and instead of bringing you joy, it can become all about survival.
Sisters Megan and Abby Graves have been each other’s friends forever. But Megan is ready for a change in her life and even though she does not want to move away from her sister, their home in Arizona is not keeping her interested enough. Planning on moving to New York, Abby is accepting the move, but is very upset and does not want to let her sister vanish into the sunset.
For one last hurrah, Megan decides to take her sister on a day trip to get her mind off the move, but the two get lost in the vastness of the desert and windup in a small diner and have to ask for directions. Although they are off course, the waitress in the diner suggests the two go and visit the local roadside attraction of the Skull City Mine. Not wanting to lose the day together the girls decide to check it out, but find that there is something different about this roadside attraction that will change their lives forever.
Getting their tickets, the two go on a self-guided tour and although they are enjoying the experience, a stranger from the diner shows up and gets murdered right in front of their very eyes. With a violent sound coming from the newly deceased, the two are chased by the caretaker and looking for a way to escape the old town. When Megan is able to get a hand up on the killer and return the favor, the two feel comfortable in escaping and flag down a passing car, but what they don’t know is that they have entered a place where they will never be able to leave…with their lives.
The Graves follows two sisters, Megan and Abby Graves on their last hurrah before Megan leaves to start her new life out of state. Getting detoured on their planned adventure, the two windup at the Skull City Mine and find out that they are being hunted for a reason no reason in particular. Being able to survive long enough to see the other poor souls be killed by a madman and seeing their corpses dried of any evidence of life, the Graves sisters have to find a way to escape with their lives. When killing their pursuer, they think that their adventure is over and they can go home, but what they do not know is that the entire town is looking for them and will do anything to appease their new savior.
Taking place in a quiet little ghost town, this is one of the things I always think will happen when pulling up and investigating. Not knowing who is really there, it could be the scariest thing to see someone come out and get after you for just being there. But enough about my fears, this movie also has some great ‘killer’ characters that will make you squirm in your seat. With a family that has run the mine and performed their duties for many years and a preacher that believes that delivering death to his savior is the only way to appease him, it could become a frightening reality. Stay Scared.