Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rooms for Tourists (2004)

I was alerted to this awesome flick by the badass Big Daddy Horror Reviews.   Who knew that incredible horror was coming from Argentina?  Not this chica.

Rooms for Tourists is the story of a group of girls having some travels.  They're on a bus from their hometown to transfer to a train in a dumpy little town called San Ramon.  They arrive at a gas station only to realize this is not going to be a typical transfer.  They trek to the train station only to find out that the train left early.  Luckily (unluckily?) for them, a "good Samaritan" offers to let them stay at he and his brother's house, as they occasionally rent rooms to tourists.

The town is ultra-religious and has crazy sermons to cast the devil out of people.  When the girls arrive at the house, they feel it's a bit creepy, but have no choice at this point.  They eat dinner with the religious freaks, who lecture them nonstop.  They retire to bed....until they hear a bloodcurdling scream.

The rest of the movie is exciting and suspenseful as the girls attempt to flee the house.  They all end up having an interesting connection, which comes as a surprise and a good tie-in for the whole story.  I loved this movie, and I haven't said that in a while.