“Three Desperate Killers. Two Terrified Captives. One Wrong Turn. No Chance In Hell’
Devil’s Mile – aka American Ghost Story – is a 2014 American/Canadian horror feature film written and directed by Joseph O’Brien.
The movie stars David Hayter, Maria del Mar, Casey Hudecki, Amanda Joy Lim, Frank Moore, Adrienne Kress, Samantha Wan, Shara Kim, Craig Porritt.
A trio of kidnappers takes an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages — two teenage girls — to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence.
However, what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning when the kidnappers realise that their deceased hostage returns from the dead as a terrifying, rage-filled demon, resurrected by the hellish forces that haunt the road…
American Ghost Story has some pretty bad acting, clunky dialogue and is often too self-indulgent for its own good. Yet, there’s also an undeniable something about the film that keeps you watching.
The British re-titling does it no favours (the obvious American Horror Story rip-off name sets viewers up to expect something rather different to what the film delivers) yet this is, despite its faults, an interesting movie that is probably worth a look, even if it is not as good as it ought to be given the concept.
David Flint, MOVIES & MANIA
“The acting was convincing and consistent, and the cast meshed together very well in their respective roles; each portrayal, despite seeming somewhat cookie-cutter in the first few minutes, had subtle touches that instilled beliefs and perceptions about the characters without dialogue-heavy exposition.” Andrew Thompson, Legless Corpse
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“While some of the film felt a little rushed and a bit rough around the edges, for a first movie done on a budget, I was most impressed by what O’Brien and his team have achieved. Additionally, I found the performances good and I really enjoyed the complicated story with all its twists and turns.” Influx Magazine