(Alana O'Mara, Cristina Corigliano, Morissa O'Mara, Nicole Zeoli, Sharon Hinnendael, et al / DVD / R / 2014 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: Three college girls staying at an isolated home for spring break suddenly find themselves terrorized by a maniac on the road.
DVD Verdict: Yup, it's Spring Break time! Which is great timing as this movie was first called 'Spring Break Killer' and had a whole other cover art design! The former was one of a beach bunny holding a gun whilst behind her a car burns. The latter, and now renamed 'Machine Head' (and which has nothing at all to do with cars, in truth!) now has three girls neck down, al gritty, all dirty and one holding a bloody axe!
Anyhoo, the plot remains the same, but instead of our girls going to a big beach party, these three college friends (who all attended different colleges and rarely get to see each other) begin their Spring Break by traveling to a remote home in the desert - courtesy of a client of Rachel's father.
The catch? Well, Rachel has to take her two younger sisters along with her, but Rachel still makes plans for her boyfriend Shane to arrive later that same night. He, of course, invites a couple of his own buddies.
On the way the five girls encounter an old muscle car with tinted windows acting mysteriously on the road: driving up on their ass, pulling up next to them, revving the engine, etc. He soon drives off and is spotted once more, then seemingly goes away. Once they reach the isolated home, everything soon seems better and Rachel sends her little sisters off with some money and her car. Bad idea, of course, of course!
As the night progresses, and the boys never show up, the three friends begin to hear noises outside and someone keeps ringing the doorbell. What they first assume is a prank, turns out to be something much worse and with no phone reception (of course, of course, of course), they become trapped inside and must find a way to defend themselves from whoever is lurking on the outside.
Ergo, 'Machine Head' is actually not a bad movie, but it's been done a hundred million times before - and better (and worse, in truth). And what of our killer, a person who would rather use the doorbell to torment the girls in the house than go in and kill them all as soon as they arrive? This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Features of: