Four friends and a hitchhiker they picked up are on their way to Nevada. Along the way they accidentally hit a girl standing in the road. They decide to take the girl, unable to speak from some sort of shock, to the hospital. On the way there, they are chased by a black van that forces them off the road. They figure the van was after the girl who must’ve escaped. With the car busted the group decides to go for help while one stays with the mystery girl and the car. They come to a place called The Web lead by Spider, a cheap knock-off of Otis from House Of 1000 Corpses. The Web turns out to be a place of torture, murder, rape and other sick acts by a group of sick people. Back at the car the girl, Megan, confesses to Jason, the guy who stayed with her, about her ordeal at The Web. From there, it’s off to the ranch in an effort to save everyone before they’re killed if they haven’t been killed already. While Blood Ranch is by no means tame, it’s not as shocking as it tries to be. There is nothing here that hasn’t been seen before. There are remnants from other horror movies like House Of 1000 Corpses, Strangeland, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There is also a chainsaw scene similar to that of Scarface and the line "You’re all gonna die out there" which is almost identical to a line in The Exorcist. It’s even said by a young girl wearing a nightgown in the same monotonous tone. Only difference is this girl holds on to her liquids. One thing that stands out in this movie is the acting. The few actors who give decent performances are overshadowed by a slew of overacting which after awhile gets unbearably annoying. There were also one or two people who still need to work on honing their craft, although there was nothing obscenely horrid in the acting department. Even though there isn’t much of anything original about Blood Ranch, I can at least say at best it’s an okay movie. If you’re really into this kind of horror you may really like this movie. Otherwise, you might want to stick with the movies from which it borrows.

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