Spring Break means New Orleans for this group of five partying college students, but a quick detour lands them at the Dark Ride, an abandoned carnival attraction where two young girls were murdered years earlier. Little do they know that the insane killer from the past has escaped from the mental institute only to return to his favorite amusement park! Although it is drowned by genre cliches and stupid characters, DARK RIDE is familiar enough to create some appeal for most Slasher fans. The attraction that is used for the backdrop provides plenty of spooky atmosphere and jumps along the way to make up for much of the sillier acting and writing, and director Craig Singer is sure to include a number of gruesome deaths to keep the audience interested. Points do go out to Jonah, the film's masked killer, who stalks the teens in his blood-spattered straight-jacket and a creepy doll mask. While it's nothing new, fans of Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE are sure to enjoy it.
If you liked DARK RIDE, check out:
THE FUNHOUSE, HALLOW'S END, THE HILLS RUN RED.