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Party Bus To Hell (2018) - Blu-ray Review

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3 stars

Absolutely insanity. Who knew that a trip to Burning Man in Black Rock City could be so (topless and) EVIL? Dumb question, I know, but – thanks to writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky (Dead Scared) – we don’t have to wonder for very long and what a strange and savage AND SEXY trip it is.

This trip straight into 666-territory is full of blood and boobs and Beelzebub. What Hound of Horror could every want more?  Hate fucking mummies?  Then this is the flick for you.

Party Bus to Hell, based on a story by producers Mike and Sonny Mahal (Last Day of School), could have really sucked. Rejoice then that this low budget trek through the desert about what happens when a satanic cult accosts a bunch of young partiers on their way to some good and groovy times at Burning Man doesn’t bite the big one. I mean, yeah, there are a lot of scenes full of biting and fondling and sucking (and that’s in the opening few minutes of this flick), but it’s not the movie that does it. Huzzah!

"Full of gore and grisly moments of barbarity, Party Bus to Hell assumes that you are in on the joke. Hopefully, you are because this slice of Satan’s salami works more often than it doesn’t."


Party Bus to Hell, even if the acting is uneven, is pretty damn grand. Its raunchy dialogue is funny in that Evil Dead 2 kind of way and its violence is completely over the top. The main merrymakers on this broke-down ride to Hell are Alan (Richard Hochman), Reese (ViDonna Michaels), Warren (Ben Stobber), and Ivy (Shelby McCullough).

There’s nothing better than a movie that knows exactly what it is and who its target audience is. Party Bus to Hell, a horror flick that begins with an unexpected decapitation, is that movie. The B-minded movie thankfully never takes itself seriously and, complete with its own head banging theme song, is one hell of a crazy journey through the roughs of Nevada.

And that beheading that opens the film? It’s especially gory (albeit full on CG blood spray) and unexpected, especially when the film’s biggest name, actress Tara Reid, is the one who does the cutting. She's not the focus of this flick, but her part is fun.  But that’s what happens in Party Bus to Hell, a B-movie made memorable with wonky lines of dialogue like “bite her tits off” from a recently decapitated head. Don’t worry; there are better lines than that in this savage flick. I promise, buzzed enough, you will laugh.

Full of gore and grisly moments of barbarity, Party Bus to Hell assumes that you are in on the joke. Hopefully, you are because this slice of Satan’s salami works more often than it doesn’t. This isn’t a cheap direct-to-video production by The Asylum. There’s much more at work here thanks to a bus driver (Sadie Katz who is righteously unhinged!) with a hidden agenda and the work here is appreciated.

The hill haves eyes…and ears, noses and throats in Party Bus to Hell. Go ahead and get the popcorn ready. With the right crowd gathered round you, this is one hell of a good time in the desert.

Party Bus to Hell is now in theaters and on VOD. Hop aboard!

 

Film Details

Party Bus To Hell (2018) - Blu-ray Review

MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Runtime: 81 mins
Director: Rolfe Kanefsky
Writer: Rolfe Kanefsky, Michael Mahal
Cast: Tara Reid, Sadie Katz, Devanny Pinn
Genre: HorrorTagline: Next stop, death.
Memorable Movie Quote: "When I get back, I'm going to sue this bus company for everythign they're worth."
Theatrical Distributor: Mahal Empire
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Release Date: April 13, 2018 (internet)
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Synopsis: When a party bus on its way to Burning Man filled with a bunch of sexy young adults breaks down in the desert and in the middle of a group of Satanic worshippers, all hell literally breaks loose. A massacre leaves seven survivors trapped on the bus, fighting for their lives while wondering if someone or someones are not what they seem.

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