Much like Roadkill (2010), it had been a minute since I had last seen Stag Night (2008), another one of those "urbanite yuppies find themselves lost in underground subway tunnels, discovering society, eventually being stalked by savages" horrors. A variation on Raw Meat (1973) and/or Creep (2004), Kip Pardue and Breckin Meyer are with two more buddies celebrating Pardue's upcoming nuptials, coming across two ladies on a subway (one of which is the beauty, Vinessa Shaw, of Aja's version of "The Hills Have Eyes") car, finding themselves lost in the tunnels under their city, witnessing underground marauders butchering a cop. The remaining screentime is a night of hell as rejects from an inbred cannibal movie chase them with makeshift scythes. Torsos are stabbed, throats are ripped, and heads are taken off. The grimy, bleak environs, ripe with trash, rodents, roaches, and urban squalor, provide quite a nasty backdrop...who would want their last night on earth to be here? Boasting a surprisingly good cast, this isn't something wholly original in the least, but as a night of survival horror picture, I've seen worse. Almost everyone dies, offering a grim overall experience. It doesn't operate with many brain cells, and there will plenty of, "What are you doing?!?!" screamed at the screen. Bad decisions breed inevitable demise.



During the first decade of the new millennium there were a lot of these movies. I used to rent them from movie rental stores all the time. They also periodically popped up on late night cable. Glad I can still stumble upon them nowadays on unexpected Tuesday nights...

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