Director(s): Brad Goodman (Path of Evil) Writer(s): Ted Pfeifer (Path of Evil) Staring: Ryan Deal, Justin Ament and Carrie Finklea If you’re like me, you watched Path of Evil a couple months back and ever since then, you’ve been itching at the bite to see its predecessor. As I explained, director Brad Goodman made a […]
Director(s): Brad Goodman (Path of Evil)
Writer(s): Ted Pfeifer (Path of Evil)
Staring: Ryan Deal, Justin Ament and Carrie Finklea
If you’re like me, you watched Path of Evil a couple months back and ever since then, you’ve been itching at the bite to see its predecessor. As I explained, director Brad Goodman made a movie called Harvest of Fear a couple years ago that he soon sequelized with Path of Evil. In what is probably the first case of such an event occurring in many years, Harvest of Fear was not on the market until months after its sequel, which was put out by MTI in December of ’05.
While I didn’t have the time nor desire to pop Path of Evil in for a second time, I can still say confidently that the team of people involved with the production of Harvest and Path learned absolutely nothing (that can actually be seen on the screen at least) over the year or two that these movies were filmed. Like Path of Evil, Harvest of Fear is a slasher film without substance. It’s an entirely boring effort that shows absolutely no creativity or know-how on its much deserved path to the bargain bin.
Despite being considerably shorter than Path of Evil, which we can thank the Gods in the sky for, Harvest of Fear still wastes its time on silly slasher material over and over again. Now get this plot. While the town of Devil’s Lake is preparing for their annual Harvest Fest, a bunch of teenagers are picked off in unimaginative ways. The same thing happened in the town years before, which of course leads to the “crazy old guy from out of town” who travels to Devil’s Lake to warn the police that the murders are happening again. Meanwhile, there’s a whole love triangle going on with stupid characters that I won’t go into. This is mostly due to knowing that no one who reads my reviews cares about the details of a slasher love triangle, especially one that is so idiotic and worthless as the one featured in Harvest of Fear.
You want to know what’s so absolutely stupefying about the team behind these two movies? Path of Evil is nearly a remake of Harvest of Fear. An actress that gets killed in Harvest even shows up again in Path to get picked up. First-time filmmakers usually have a lot of ideas in their heads that they’re itching to exploit, but apparently not Goodman.