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An aging star, Angie (Marianne Hagan, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Perfume), reluctantly goes on one last shoot for a seedy, B-movie producer. On location – lodging in an enchanting, old cabin deep in the shadowy forest – the cast and crew encounter Henry (Dan Shaked, Counting to Infinity) and his little sister, Patti (Amy Crowdis, The Melancholy Fantastic), two odd children who mysteriously seem to live in the woods. A violent attack on the second evening of shooting sends Angie, her handsome lead Billy (Steve Carey, Jack and Jill vs. the World) and the rest of the crew into a frightened frenzy. Barricading themselves in the secluded cabin, they are trapped by an unknown assailant and, one by one, being horrifically slaughtered. Could these two children be responsible for such brutal slayings?
Director, Mike Nichols takes the old fairytale Hansel & Gretel and gives it an evil twist. The first thing that impressed me right from the start was the animated sequences during the opening credits, these were well-done and creative. The film is about a shady director and his cast and crew as the head out into the woods to a remote cabin to shoot a porn film. When they make a quick stop so a few people can go the bathroom they stumble over a boy and a girl who appear to be distraught and the boy has blood on him. After having a quick conversation they are on their way again. A little later in the film they see the same two children again outside their cabin but this time the meeting isn't so friendly. The film takes about 30 minutes to set up the story and introduce us to the different characters, after that is when the carnage begins and from there it doesn't stop till the brutal end. We all played games such as hide and seek and Cowboys and Indians when we were little but these two children take them to a whole new level. One by one the cast and crew begin to get killed off and they find themselves not only fighting to stay alive but fighting among themselves as well as desperation sets in from being stuck in the woods with nowhere to run. I certainly enjoyed the whole fairytale twist and thought the production values were very good and the cast did a terrific job as well, I especially liked the actress that played the girl, she seems to be very talented.
If there was one thing that bothered me about the film it would have to be that the two actors playing the children are obviously much older, I could buy it if it meant mentally they were young but the group filming the movie called them children which seems a bit odd. But I got past it quickly because I enjoyed the premise, the effects were good and there was plenty of action and just the right amount of gore. Like any film "Bread Crumbs" isn't without it's flaws but there is more here to like than not. If you're a fan of Independent cinema and horror in particular then I recommend picking this one up, there is a good story, great cast, good atmosphere and lots of suspense, excitement and some hot ladies..what more could you ask for. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Green Apple Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****