It’s just another night on the job for hapless UBER (or it’s rip-off cinematic equivalent) driver Brandon (Writer/Director Aaron Jay Rome) when he picks up his latest fare, Judd (Eric LeBlanc)…a charming professional photographer with nowhere in particular to go who explains that he is going through a messy break-up with his girlfriend after she discovered a dating app on his phone. Brandon and Judd become fast friends, and our hero agrees to help Judd fix his broken relationship. Of course if that were all there was to tell with this tale I wouldn’t be talking about it here at Horror Fuel now would I?!! Suffice it to say, there are shocking truths to be learned, and once they are found out, some serious shit will hit the fan! (and yes, I will sacrifice a decent synopsis to keep a great film’s surprises intact for you my faithful fiends!)
End Trip is, simply put, one hell of a fantastic fright flick! The story is filled with unbelievably effective twists and surprises, LeBlanc and Rome have fantastic chemistry together (and Ashley Lenz as Stef is no slouch either!) that makes them so damn likable (which makes what transpires have that much more impact), the film’s dialog is as natural as it comes, and the cinematography and score are top shelf. As with the synopsis above, there is so much more I’d love to laud about this one, but I just have to keep my damn trap shut so as not to ruin the experience.
As for negatives, well Aaron Jay Rome has made a film that’s hard as balls to review, so if you are reading this, thanks a heap (and also, way to go on making an awesome film)!
I think you folks get the picture with End Trip by now…you have just gotta check this out; it’s chock-full of well handled plot twists, superb acting, and more tension than could fill a thousand UB…err, URYDE vehicles. See this immediately!!