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"The Hike" Review
by Vic Nasty of the "DEM PENINSULA BOYS" Podcast



First of all... I didn't know what to expect going into this movie. I was familiar with Big Luke and Funkmaster V from their work with "Wrestling With Ghosts". I like their show, but I honestly, I was hesitant about watching their movie. I was like, "Awww man... first time film makers.. this is going to suck... here we go." Then boom!!!

"The Hike" blew my expectations right out of the water. Right from the start, the laughs were there. Vinnie's there talking to his girlfriend Robin about his shoes... Hey man, prissy much? Vinnie gives a performance where you dont know wether or not you wanna root for him to make it or if you want him die first. And it goes on from there. The forest takes on a life of its own. It becomes an uncredited actor itself in the movie as it sets a claustrophobic tone and adds to the unsettling pace of the movie. It's very dark, wet and ominous. It's quietly menacing.

Robin is a double tough heroine that has her man's back and plays more than one role in the film. Then we have the "Big Bads". These three mooks look like they stepped out of the "Hills Have Eyes" and "Deliverance" casting. When they are introduced, it hits you: This film is the blending of at least three different horror genres. There's the supernatural aspect of the Spearfinger legend, mixed with a slasher film and a revenge film, ie: "I Spit on Your Grave." They mix that vibe with the comedic elements and you are set for a fun, unique movie adventure with a twist that'll catch ya off guard. What an ending! "The Hike" is well worth the watch!!!

-Vic Nasty
Dem Peninsula Boys Podcast
(10/30/2020)