Directed by Carter Smith (2008)
Reviewed by The dude who shot that little kid dead when he touched the vines, added on Apr 9 2008
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Somewhat surprisingly, we all agreed that The Ruins was a pretty good flick. It lost points for not living up to the potential set forth by the premise, and for the characters doing some incredibly stupid things, but overall, it's a decent genre flick with a great setting and some good performances. We disagreed on whether or not the ending was handled properly and whether or not there the gore quotient should have been upped. A fun flick worth checking out with some major problems that keep it from really being all it could be.
Don't leave an injured man next to some killer vines on Splattercast #73!