Breadcrumbs on DVD, January 25, 2011
Breadcrumbs is a new twist—with the emphasis on “twisted”—on the old “Hansel and Gretel” story. It combines two kids--who would make you uncomfortable if they were dressed like angels in the Christmas pageant, no less homeless waifs abandoned in the woods—with an and-then-there-were-none story.
You always know you’re in for fun when a film crew of twenty-somethings goes to a secluded house deep into the woods to make a film and the first thing we learn is that there’s no cell phone signal. Once settled in to their remote location, they do what any cast and crew would do—get plastered. A little weed helps the sex-obsessed crew members enjoy their last night of fun before filming commences. We soon discover they are there to make a porn flick.
In this group are three actresses, one of whom is on the wagon, giving up tobacco, and retiring from the porn biz (Angie played by Marianne Hagan), a young actor making his debut (Douglas Nyback as Dom), an obnoxious rude guy named Chuck--a cameraman whom we can only hope will be whatever’s-out-there’s first victim, a make-up artist, the director and his wife (Eddie and Jane), an actor (Billy), the professor, and MaryAnn. On their way to the location, they meet two strange “kids”—a young man (Dan Shaked) who communicates nonsensically and his younger sister (Amy Crowdis).
The second night, one of the group is attacked and hung on a rusty chain, and tires are slashed. Could it have anything to do with those strange kids? Seven members of the group leave the house (Angie and Dom stay behind, one is injured, the other is playing nurse) and they are beset upon by the two “children.” It seems the kids are playing cowboys and Indians, and shoot arrows into some of the group members. They, being brave, return to the house abandoning two of their associates.Continued on the next page