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4.0 out of 5 stars "We're not violent people, Michael. It pains us to pain you."
Mike and his girlfriend Sheryl travel to a state park in West Virginia for a weekend of hiking and camping, they live in the city and want to get away from it all for a while. When they arrive they ask a park ranger for his advice on the best route to take, he suggests that the couple follow the Donner trail or Willow Creek Bridge, and they set off on their way. Very...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming old-fashioned horror flick
Timber Falls is a reasonably entertaining throwback to 1970s/80s exploitation cinema. It tells the story of an American couple, Mike and Sheryl, who leave their busy city lives and go for a weekend camping trip to 'get away from it all'. Soon enough, they run into a family of crazy Christians who want to have a baby, but are incapable... Therefore, you can almost guess...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming old-fashioned horror flick, 26 Oct 2008
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This review is from: Timber Falls [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
Timber Falls is a reasonably entertaining throwback to 1970s/80s exploitation cinema. It tells the story of an American couple, Mike and Sheryl, who leave their busy city lives and go for a weekend camping trip to 'get away from it all'. Soon enough, they run into a family of crazy Christians who want to have a baby, but are incapable... Therefore, you can almost guess what Mike and Sheryl have to go through for the next hour.

Apart from the whole 'crazy Christian' theme, Timber Falls is basically another remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There's the guy with the facial skin disease; the psychotic sheriff; the underground torture scenes etc. This is what Timber Falls suffers from most: Unoriginality. Also, one of the film's main flaws is that it makes us sit through a lengthy 100 minutes of something that, ultimately, isn't very interesting.

That said, Timber Falls is a surprisingly watchable Friday-night horror flick. Director of Chaos -Tony Giglio- is very capable of engaging his audience and making sure we don't get bored. Also, Josh Randall and Brianna Brown each give reasonably impressive performances in playing the main couple. The cover art and the first 5 minutes suggested promise, but Timber Falls falls short of expectations. Watch it if you must, but there are admittedly better choices you could make.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Effort, 17 April 2009
This review is from: Timber Falls [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
Yeah, OK, you know this is not going to be the most origional film ever when even it's cover describes it as two other films of it's genre. That said, I've seen a thousand rubbish horror films, this is rubbish, but it's a better class of rubbish. The acting is first rate, apart from the deformed scythe wielding psycho, who was about as scary as one of those cheap rubber Halloween masks for children. It rips off every current torture horror film going, but despite everything against it, it's beautifully shot, and is watchable right up to it's stupid cliched ending. Effort has been put into this film, so it's worth purchasing if you can get it in the bargain bin.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good battle of wits thriller with some horror, 6 Aug 2010
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Ignore the cover's absurd recommendation that 'if you like the Hills Have eyes and Wrong Turn 2 you're going to like this!' It's more likely that if you watch this expecting to see a fast, VERY gory horror like those, you'll be bored to tears. It would be more accurate to compare this to 'Vacancy' or 'Captivity'. When the central couple go hiking, they encounter hicks, a deeply Christian local woman, and a friendly sheriff, before setting up camp. But the tranquility doesn't last, and both find themselves fighting to survive in the face of a terrifying ordeal at the hands of very committed and crazy locals.
Josh Randall and Brianna Brown make a likeable and tough central couple, and there are some good makeup effects, but this is largely a tension and suspense film, not a gorefest, and it's good at what it does. The plot is well directed and get's the heart racing many times, and while it feels a shade low budget, it's well made enough to hide this the vast majority of the time. The characters are good, and the evil plot is quite a fun idea instead of the usual schtick.
Fun, well acted and tense.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "We're not violent people, Michael. It pains us to pain you.", 12 Jun 2012
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Mike and his girlfriend Sheryl travel to a state park in West Virginia for a weekend of hiking and camping, they live in the city and want to get away from it all for a while. When they arrive they ask a park ranger for his advice on the best route to take, he suggests that the couple follow the Donner trail or Willow Creek Bridge, and they set off on their way. Very shortly into the trek, they meet a friendly enough woman called Ida who convinces them that Timber Falls would be the best route to take if they really want to take in the scenery. A little while later when they reach a very quiet area, they decide to have sex when they're interrupted by three local hillbillies, after an altercation, Mike ends up giving them $50 for a bottle of moonshine just to get rid of them. Further along the trek, they come across another park ranger who is clearing a path after a heavy rainfall. The ranger is called Clyde and tells the couple where they can set up camp for the night, after some trouble with the tent and an awful dinner, they finally settle down for the night. In the morning whilst Mike is still asleep, Sheryl goes for a swim and gets abducted. Hearing her scream, Mike wakes up and starts a frantic search for her when he gets his leg caught in a trap. Ida comes across Mike and he later wakes up in her home, she tends to his wounds but he quickly becomes suspicious of her strange behaviour. He ends up knocking her out and finds a trap door which he goes down, he soon finds Sheryl but unfortunately he gets captured and tied up. It seems that Ida and her husband are religious nutters who can't have children, so they intend to torture the couple unless they get pregnant and give the baby to them. Ida also has a brother who was deformed in a fire, as no film like this is complete without a disfigured character.

Josh Randall and Brianna Brown make a very likeable couple, the only time I was annoyed by their characters was when they were about to have sex out in the open before getting interrupted. I'm no prude but I mean who has sex in a state park where couple's with children could be, not only was it disgusting but irresponsible. Apart from that, I found them to be the most likeable couple i'd seen in a horror film in a very long time, even more so considering i'd just finished Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre that I thought had no likeable characters whatsoever. Josh Randall impressed me in this and really reminded me of a young James Caan, obviously with less talent and charisma, he spends quite a bit of time topless which should keep the ladies very happy. Brianna Brown was also very good and made a believable victim, she's gorgeous and really held her own in her scenes with Randall. Beth Broderick was surprisingly effective and creepy as Ida, she's best known for playing Zelda in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Nick Searcy who i've liked since American Gothic was very good, his role in this was a big departure from what he normally does, just as it was for Broderick.

It's directed by Tony Giglio who previously directed the awful Soccor Dog: The Movie in 1999, and later the very good Chaos in 2005 starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillipe and Wesley Snipes. He's clearly a fan of films like Misery and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and he aims to make a similar type of film here, it's well acted and even though there is quite a bit of gore, it's more about the acting and characters. I really enjoyed that this was a film about Jesus freaks who desperately want a baby but are unable to have one themselves, so try to force a couple to have a baby for them. It was a nice change from just hillbillies hunting for food or fun, and I dare say it's even quite original in that sense. It's strange to have such a decently acted horror film with a half original story, but there were things that irritated me a little. The film couldn't help itself from using several horror cliches, the deformed freak that wasn't really needed, the killer walking as the woman runs away and falls over, the hillbillies that always crop up that also weren't needed as they don't do much except add ten minutes onto a film that is probably about ten or fifteen minutes too long, the scene where not long after they are harassed by the rednecks and they suggest they might rape her, she forces him to throw away the bullets he had in his gun, and the real kick in the teeth that nearly made me take a star off, the last few seconds of the film were awful and cheapened everything that came before it.

The dvd boasts excellent picture quality, the sound is also above par. There's two different commentaries, one from director Tony Giglio, and another where he's joined by Brianna Brown and Josh Randall. Both of them are quite good, the first is much more informative, whereas the second commentary is more fun as they joke around a bit and laugh at each others jokes. There's also a making of documentary that lasts around forty minutes and goes into good detail, a few different trailers, film stills and artwork. I very nearly knocked a star off from this because of the awful ending, it was largely down to how good the dvd was that I decided to stick with a four star rating, the film alone is probably three stars. There's Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic subtitles.

Timber Falls is a half original, well acted slasher/torture film that mixes elements of Misery and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre together and it mostly succeeds. If it hadn't fell victim to a couple of horror cliches and was a good ten minutes or so shorter, it could have been an excellent film. It's still a very worthwhile film, and the dvd is excellent. If you're after a slasher film that tries to do something a little bit differently, give Timber Falls a chance.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not great, 18 Jun 2008
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Matthew Wilson "M477H3WW!L50N" (Cumbria, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is clearly not blockbuster, but it does have some solid ground. The general storyline and plot is quiet clever, however it is horribly 'conceived'. At certain points in the movie, it feels like a low budget porno-flick, however, when the story gets gritty, it is a goofy horror.

(Plot spoiler) A young un-married couple decide to get out of the city for a weekend away in the mountains (Yes, we can already see what might happen, especially with the title 'Timber Falls') and come across some people who reside there, who appear to be friendly enough. These strangers are in fact religious psychos who want the couple to have a child for them, due to their inability to conceive properly themselves.

If you're after a cheap horror flick, rent this, but do not buy it, because it is not a film you can watch more than once. However, it is none-too-dissimilar from other horrors where innocents are killed in forests, especially with the mutated people (person, in this case) involved. A more entertaining movie would be 'Wrong Turn'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars short back and sides, 18 July 2014
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a couple goe hiking in the American countryside where hillbillies torment them ,then capture them as the woman hillbillie cant have kids so she wants the hikers girl to have it against her will,meanwhile the girls boyfriend is being tortutured,wont tell you the rest ,THIS IS ONE GOOD FILM
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4.0 out of 5 stars Timber Falls, Familiarity Calls, 16 Jun 2010
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I'm no slasher lover, but I guess at the ones I can stand & this is rather more character-driven than most, and competently acted, The backwoods horror-people here are 'Jesus freaks' and, stuck in a convenient time-warp that they are, rather object to young couples 'fooling around'-well one couple anyway-why they don't take it out on anyone else is anyone's guess.

The cliches are all present, but the photography is nice and Sabrina Teenage Witch's aunt is a dowdy, nasty creepoid hag in this, very impressive. There's the obligatory 'cop' who's not a cop and the usual indestructible mutantoid son, but it goes quite far in discomfiting scenes of torture and the forcing of the victimised couple to hump each other so the nutters can have a baby for them!! (Mind boggles).

Josh Hamilton is gorgeous, as is Brianna Brown as his girlfriend & both should wander around scantily clad much more than they do-it's a hot place. In capable hands, this film is a well-acted, nicely shot freak-fest, even if the end scene has the necessary, unnecessary shot of 'I'm still out there, though you think you got me' which of course lets it down, but is nauseatingly expected. But a good slasher for almost all its running time, but 'Wrong Turn' is still better, though the remake of 'Chain Saw' while effective enough, is not.
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2.0 out of 5 stars TRY ROVDYR FROM NORWAY !!!!, 3 April 2009
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This review is from: Timber Falls [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
This again is a very average horror film that had the old fashion 70's / 80's feel to it but it wasn't that good. It was around about the 100 minute mark which did drag which isn't a good sign. The film had the Texas ChainSaw approach with some under ground torture scenes like Hostel but overall nothing we haven't already seen done better. I have heard that a film called Manhunt or Rovdyr which is subtitled from Norway is out which is this film but alot better with more tension and some brutal killings.
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