This one's a tough call. Well, I've been on a post-'90s, straight-to-video horror movie kick, and, honestly, compared to some of the other junk I've sat through recently, "A Crack in the Floor" looks pretty good. Yes, its plot is threadbare and hardly original, and, sure, many of the scenes are purely time-fillers -- but, man, look at that oddball cast! Gary Busey and Rance Howard (that's Ron Howard's dad, by the way) pop up in one bizarre and twistedly funny scene that demonstrates the difference between city kids and backwoods chicken farmers (granted, the scene is a little forced and wholly unnecessary, but, darn it, for some reason it cracked me up anyway. Busey's a nut!) Tracy Scoggins, Bo Hopkins, Mario Lopez (dude--that's Slater from "Saved by the Bell"! Totally awesome, man!) and, if anyone remembers, David Naughton from "An American Werewolf in London" (although his part is so small and inconsequential that you barely notice him.) Also, the main cast of young actors actually do a passable job. A few of them were even quite good (with the exception of the pothead chick, whose dialogue consisted of little else than, "What do ya smoke? Cigarettes or weed?" --really, if people actually talked like that, oh what a dull and stupid world this would be.)
But, overall, this movie worked for me on some levels. Some of it was tedious and dumb, but there were some honest laughs, some honest shocks (like the two guys discovering the redhead in her sleeping bag with her neck twisted around) and even some unexpected twists (such as people getting knocked off early who I thought were going to be the main heroes/heroines) and a surprising downbeat ending.
No, it's not great, and it does get downright meanspirited towards the end, but, compared to a straight-to-video, killer-in-the-woods pile of junk that I watched recently called "Fear Runs Silent," this one's a masterpiece.