The Toybox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)

The Toybox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Tom Nagel
STARRING: Denise Richards, Mischa Barton, Jeff Denton
RATED: UR/REGION O/2:35/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1 (BDr)
AVAILABLE FROM Skyline Entertainment

Jennifer (Denise Richards) and her family go on a summer road trip in a used RV with her husband’s estranged father and brother. Along the way, they find Samantha (Mischa Barton) and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. After driving into the middle of nowhere, the RV takes on a mind of its own, crashing and stranding them in the scorching and isolated desert. Little by little, the unsuspecting group of travelers is blindsided by the terrible secrets within the walls of the RV and find themselves fighting to survive.

The Toybox is a movie that seems to packs a very mid-2000’s vibe to it. I’m still a little torn here thinking about it on if I feel that is a good thing or not. But if you like those very random straight to DVD horror flicks from around 2005, I think you’ll find yourself pleased with what The Toybox offers up here in the form of a killer RV. Channeling The Hills Have Eye’s just a bit here, we go with a family to the middle of nowhere where they pick up a couple friendly strangers and have all sorts of horror trouble with their RV. People start kicking the bucket and it takes a minute for them to realize that the evil of the RV is causing the trouble.

We also get a ghostly aspect to things which allows for random creepy moments and a little bit of blood. I’ll admit the movie isn’t always giving us anything to really care about it, as it does try to build these characters up in a somewhat dull way, but when stuff happens it usually counts. I’m not sure I was always there with the cast and the acting, but I have a soft spot for horror flicks that are a little off the wall and a killer RV movie with some random ghosts showing up from time to time will get a pass from me, even if it just barely gets that pass. I’m still, however, not sure the title of the movie really fits.

Extras

– Feature-length commentary with director Tom Nagel, producer Jeff Miller, producer/writer/actor Jeff Denton and producer/actor Brian Nagel
– Behind the Scenes

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 95%