After Dark Horror Fest: Borderland
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  • I think the real problem is that it was released as one of the films in the After Dark Horror Fest, but it isn't a horror movie in any real shape or form
  • The problem is that not a single person in this movie looks like they are even close to being in high school
  • The entire movie is completely ridiculous and I couldn't recommend it to anyone

    • by Jenn Eblin
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      Borderland is a bad movie, plain and simple. I can usually find some redeeming qualities in a movie, but this isn’t one of them. I think the real problem is that it was released as one of the films in the After Dark Horror Fest, but it isn’t a horror movie in any real shape or form. I guess if you wanted to, you could compare it to Hostel or even Touristas because it falls into the torture genre, but even then it’s not very good.

      The movie focuses on a group of kids heading to Mexico for a few days, but when bad things begin happening to them, I didn’t even


      care. I didn’t feel any sympathy towards the characters because they seemed like spoiled brats. They cross the border into Mexico thinking that everything is going to be perfect and we all know that’s not going to happen. Apparently they’re all supposed to be recent high school graduates because one mentions that he deferred his college acceptance and has no clue what he’s going to do with his life, except that he thinks he might go abroad and do some volunteer work.

      The problem is that not a single person in this movie looks like they are even close to being in high school. In fact, they all look as if they have been out of high school for a number of years and should be talking about life after they got married! Many of the main characters sport more facial hair than I typically see on a college student, let alone a high school graduate. The only exception to that rule was Rider Strong and I had serious doubts to his part in the movie. He looks far younger here than he did in Cabin Fever and that movie came out over three years ago now. I almost wonder if this movie was filmed awhile ago and left to sit on the shelf for several years.

      Supposedly the movie is based on a true ...


      • After Dark Horror Fest: Borderland
      story, but I think that’s more of a marketing ploy than anything. The real story involved a cult of Mexicans that murdered a single American tourist down there on spring break. The man leading the group ordered his lover to kill him before the police arrived and that’s basically the whole story. To say this movie is based on a true story and that story in particular is ridiculous.

      I honestly couldn’t get into the movie because the main characters were completely unlikable. You have one guy who only cares about sex and drugs, another who just wants to leave his girlfriend behind and get on with his life and then sleeps

      with her and worries that she might get pregnant and ruin his life. Then you have Strong who wants to lose his virginity and get on with his life, but can’t let himself run loose with a local girl. The entire movie is completely ridiculous and I couldn’t recommend it to anyone!




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