Written by Scotty
Everybody wants to know the truth, no matter what it is. The question is however, can you handle the truth when it comes out. There are so many mysteries out there that if you knew the truth behind what really happened, it would leave your head spinning. Most people are not ok with that feeling and just want to be left in the dark, but it takes that one instance to get them to that point and it is usually traumatizing.
Detective Burquez is in charge of figuring out what happened at an abounded truck stop near Las Vegas. A bloodbath is filling the news stations with no answer to what happened or who is responsible. Video cameras were found around the site and have been taken back to the police station to review and Detective Reese wants to be involved in the process, but is being pushed out on leave. Being able to convince Burquez that he is stable enough to work, the tapes are downloaded into the mainframe and the mystery slowly starts to unravel.
Watching the tapes, the detectives find that Leann and Rachel are best friends and have high aspirations of making it big in Vegas. As Rachel tapes everything that has to do with their trip into the desert, she finds that not everyone is welcoming to the camera as she would like. But Rachel, being her bright and cheery self is able to convince them to at least tell their stories. As the detectives watch the video, they account for each of the victims that are found at the crime scene, and how they were murdered.
The bus that the two girls and several other passengers were on tips over on an old road that leaves the group in the middle of nowhere. Remembering that there was a truck stop a couple of miles back, the driver will lead his passengers to safety, but what they find in the old truckers haven is nothing but punishment. A killer is on the loose with a welders mask and blow torch that he is not afraid to use against anyone in the party. Trying to find a way to escape and survive, Rachel and Leann have to stay as close as possible and not let each other out of their sights. Being best friends, they will stay with each other until the bitter end, no matter how that ends up coming their way.
Evidence shows the last hours of the lives of several strangers on a bus to Las Vegas. With Rachel filming every step of the way for her best friends Leann’s rise to stardom. When their bus gets overturned on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, they have to seek refuge in an abounded truck stop that houses a flame welding killer that has left a path of carnage in his wake. Detectives Burquez and Reese are forced to watch the footage that was found at the killing ground for clues to who the killer is. Trying to catch the killer before they can strike again is their first priority, but when the footage makes it to the press before it even leaves the police station, they two have to find out where the leak is before everyone sees what they are watching.
Not the splatter fest I was hoping for when reading the description, but not a bad film at all. With plenty of first person kills and enough static in the footage to make you want to watch some parts over, it delivers some great intrigue and thrills. With some great characters and possibilities for the killer, you will be kept guessing until the last frame hits the screen and you there is no better way to end a movie. Watching for clues and trying to determine who the killer really is, is one of the things I love to do and with how this film ended, I will say I am still in shock and not disappointed. Stay Scared!