YellowBrickRoad (2010) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

99

Hohummer

1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.

IMDB: 4.7
Director: Jesse Holland
Stars: Michael Laurino, Anessa Ramsey
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 33 out of 100 found boring (33%)

One-line Reviews (76)

From that moment on, what follows is an increasing amount of boring, incoherent, random, inane and -probably, yes- pretentious brain detritus that tries to pass itself off as surreal, off the beaten track, unusual, thought-provoking and probably not suited for everyone (read: the non-intellectuals).

Just don't waste your time and or money.

Unless you are a fan of slasher movies (which I am not), horror movies are hard to get audience buy-in and this one had me bored and confused within the first 5 minutes.

Slow starter soon goes from eerie to claustrophobic .

It took me several hours to just finish the god awful train-wreck because I got so bored.

Do not, under any circumstance, waste over one hour and half of your life watching this trash -this is my advice for anyone who, like me, is being fooled by the appealing title and premise, believing he/she is about to watch something even mildly entertaining.

Bad acting, bad editing, no story to speak of.

their mix of strange sound and cinematic views created a great suspenseful atmosphere...

Seriously nothing happens.

Easily one of the worst movies I have EVER seen!

Boring, stupid, and a complete waste of time.

Pointless, frustrating, and thoroughly disappointing, YELLOWBRICK ROAD is best avoided by all parties.

If you can do that, this film is quite enjoyable/eerie.

However there are some good ideas here and there is enough going on (after the tedious opening half anyway) to keep you watching.

The film then explodes into life following one of the most unexpected scenes I've ever seen.

It goes downhill quickly though as it all becomes about the rather uninteresting people.

What a waste of my time.

Don't waste your time or money on this movie .

Mitton and Holland have made a film that gets under your defenses -- reeling you in with quirky, flesh and blood characters, a compelling storyline, eye-popping performances -- THEN it scares the crap out of you.

The movie is slow without suspense and lacks content.

Nothing happens.

Nothing really new, but worth the watch .

Definitely not one for the zombie junkies, but if you appreciate slow paced psychological terror, it's totally worth a spin.

YellowBrickRoad is a complete waste of time, not worthy of viewing.

There are scenes that are genuinely eerie and completely new, and this is coming from a jaded horror-film fan (I practically nap and yawn through 90% of them.

It's the way that "YellowBrickRoad" forces you to watch as the seemingly well-adjusted individuals to whom you're introduced at the beginning rapidly drift into insanity, rage, loneliness, brutality and utter confusion as the rules of reality change around them.

No story line as such.

Sure they all are going to die somehow but I found it rather boring.

Comparable films are "The Blair Witch Project" (the original one--for obvious reasons when you see this one) and "Session 9" for the slow, character-driven build and growing sense of dread.

First of all, the first 40 minutes was seriously boring.

Most boring and time wasting movie I've seen in a long time.

It has an "assault on the senses" segment, as noted by another reviewer on this page, that literally had me gritting my teeth, and I personally wondered if they put it in to prevent me falling asleep from boredom, as it's a very jarring sequence.

The concept is fascinating, and the set-up is superb.

The film feels disjointed and has plenty of hackneyed & borrowed tidbits throughout.

Well worth the watch.

not scary at all, just boring.

A bit dull with a stupid ending .

It's a boring chore to sit through that has ZERO scares and no atmosphere.

Worst movie I've seen in my life .

First two thirds of this film are pointless, then just as it started to get slightly better it finishes (sort of) This movie had the potential to be pretty good and to be something different but it was so dull that I really don't know how I made it to the end.

However, before I knew it, I was on the edge of my seat and it didn't let me go right until the end.

We watched this movie in two nights as the first night I fell asleep less then half way through.

Fans of modern horror franchises, such as Saw or Hostel, will probably be bored.

The movie is packed with completely flat characters that come and go and do the most bizarre, stupid and pointless things; stupid dialogue; and bad acting.

The beginning is so boring that I had to skip it.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

This is most certainly a slow burning film.

All attempts to turn back, while on the road, are met with fascinating results, and the ending also explains why the initial coordinates that the team had at the beginning of the journey were located in the village cinema.

Screenplay: 0/10 Pointless.

There are a few creative episodes of lunacy which I thought made the film a bit better than a total waste of time though.

The middle part was somewhat strange but definitely boring.

This is a slow-burning psychological horror filled with sights and sounds which get under your skin and worm their way into your brain; just as they do with the characters themselves.

Such a shame, and extremely disappointing, confusing, and infuriating, considering the title and what we had already seen!

Thinking I was just tired we attempted the next night where again, I fell asleep for just a second and spent the rest of the movie trying my hardest to stay awake.

Pretentious amateur attempt at an ambiguous horror movie.

Boring .

YBR starts slow, and within the first 20 minutes I even asked myself a couple of times if I was in the mood to watch a movie.

When things "almost" started to get interesting, I realized this movie was going to be what I thought it was: a waste of my time.

Horrible movie, I truly believe this was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

A stunning period set up (a town in New Hampshire walked into the woods in 1940, many never to return, some were found dead and with only a sole survivor.

You will die of boredom.

The story of Friar NH is really fascinating.

Extremely boring and dull effort .

I thought the execution sucked, and found it nonsensical, boring, unscary, frustrating and very very annoying.

BORING.

Sometimes the intensity borders on the annoying, sometimes it crumbles into boredom.

I truly believe if this movie had been done a different way it could have made a really scary chills up your back movie… but it didn't and as I said before, probably one of the most boring films I have ever seen.

Pointless .

While Yellowbrickroad has fewer puzzler paradoxes than Resolution, first time feature film writer-directors, Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton do a pretty good job considering their half mil micro-budget, incorporating intriguing and colorful elements of mystery, and a couple of relevantly mesmerizing characters.

You are either going to like the slow character driven plot, and sly art-house ending, or you aren't.

Arguably, "psychologically" thrilling; indisputably frustrating.

But she provides this boring mess of a film's only highlight: the most ridiculous death scene in movie history.

Most boring non-scary movie ever .

It just thoroughly annoyed and bored me from start to finish.

In the confusion, the mad guy disappears on the vehicle.

What started out a bit boring soon became a tensed and claustrophobic experience.