Detour ★★★★★


Well, it makes sense that the name of the main actress happens to be Ann Savage, because that's exactly what this rugged masterwork is: fucking savage. From beginning to end, the tattered rear projections and the sweaty dialogue build the ferocious tension up to a level of murderous rage and nightmarish barbarity, further enhancing the second-rate production values and the film's constant state of alarming mystery. Only running a length of 67 minutes, the dreamlike hopelessness of Detour is akin to a vision that is only encountered because of a relentless fever.

Suggested double feature: Detour/Lost Highway*

*Preferably at 3 in the morning.

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