Book-ended by a police interview, Andrew Jones’ Cabin 28 is based on a long unsolved murder case which took place in 1981.
Living in a holiday resort in Keddie, California the Sharp family headed by mother Sue have moved here to get away from some family problems. Everything seems pretty idyllic as far as large families go and Sue is friendly with one of her neighbours whom she often shares a cup of coffee with. Of course nothing is what it seems in this small rural community and one evening whilst the family are asleep one of the daughters hears a knock on the door.
A man who appears to be wearing a hoodie is there asking for help. Tina, one of the daughters (possibly the stupidest character in a film this year) doesn’t let him in. He soon goes but returns with a vengeance along with some masked goons.
The Keddie murders are notorious in the US as four people were slain for no apparent reason and the case remains unsolved to this day. Of course no one really knows what happened apart from the actual killers and the victims, so ‘One Man Film Industry’ Jones along with his writer John Klyza have provided their version of events with nutters in scary masks stalking the family.
Jones’ regular go to actor Lee Bane (also a producer) pops up again as Marty, a creepy red neck who possibly could be something to do with the slayings and sports a fabulous over the top hick accent. The film is pretty relentless in it’s cruelty towards the victims and the violence at times is also pretty nasty. One of the psycho’s wig is awesome as it looks like they could have stole it from WWE wrestler Goldust and with it’s mask forms quite an eerie sight.
It’s a pretty short film, so it doesn’t hang about getting to the action and contrary to other people’s reviews I really enjoyed it. Considering the film was actually made in Wales, I think the film makers have pulled off a little miracle. Why not have a cross-over movie with the killers taking on Robert? There’s a story idea for you, Mr. Jones.
- Starring Terri Dwyer Lee Bane Derek Nelson Harriet Rees
- Director Andrew Jones
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