The Shortcut

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"Some urban legends are real"
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.0  (3,848)

The Shortcut is a horror-thriller movie from 2009, directed by Nicholaus Goossen, and starring Katrina Bowden, Jeremy Bastian, Cavan Cunningham, and Dave Franco. The film centers around a group of high school students who take a shortcut through the woods on their way home, only to stumble upon a dark secret hidden in their small town.

The movie starts with a young boy named Derek, who mysteriously disappears after taking the shortcut through the woods. Shortly after, a group of high school students, including Derek's sister Christy (Katrina Bowden), take the same shortcut, hoping to save time on their way home from school. However, they soon realize that the shortcut is far from safe.

As they make their way through the woods, the students encounter various strange occurrences, including strange noises and unsettling encounters with a group of rough-looking locals. They eventually stumble upon an abandoned house, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl who was murdered there years ago. Despite warnings from a creepy old man (Jeremy Bastian), who claims to know the truth about the town's history, the students decide to investigate the house.

As they explore the creepy old house, the students begin to unravel the town's dark secrets, including the truth behind Derek's disappearance and the mysterious deaths of several other children over the years. The students soon realize that they are in grave danger and must use their wits and bravery to survive the horrors that await them.

The Shortcut features solid performances from its young cast, particularly Katrina Bowden, who delivers a believable and sympathetic performance as Christy, the concerned sister desperate to uncover the truth about her brother's disappearance. The film also benefits from its ominous atmosphere, which is enhanced by the eerie cinematography and creepy sound design.

While the movie does have its fair share of jump scares and tense moments, it is a relatively straightforward horror-thriller that doesn't truly break any new ground in the genre. However, it does provide a satisfying and suspenseful ride that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

In conclusion, The Shortcut is a well-executed horror-thriller that delivers on both the scares and the story. While it may not be the most groundbreaking horror movie out there, it is an entertaining and enjoyable watch that will keep genre fans engaged and on the edge of their seats.

The Shortcut is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

The Shortcut
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    5.0  (3,848)