This fatally silly B horror picture is much more of a time waster than even a time killer. Sometimes its glaring incompetence does generate some genuine chuckles, but for the most part this is one movie that even die hard fans of the genre can safely pass by. The acting is terrible even for this sort of thing, the script is pretty blah, the dialogue is lame, and there's a serious lack of thrills from start to finish. The special effects are no more than adequate, although there is some good makeup here and there. In the directors' chairs are notorious Joe D'Amato (using his David Hills pseudonym) and Fabrizio Laurenti (here billed as Martin Newlin); the prospective viewer is really better off visiting, or revisiting, D'Amatos' "Buio Omega" instead.
Sexy young Josie (Mary Sellers) returns to her rural home town after some time in the big city, in time to get caught up in strange events. It seems that the trees in the nearby forest are contaminated with radioactivity (because, of course, there's a nuclear power plant in the vicinity) and now they've become predatory, with roots that lash out and snare a number of hapless victims. Josie is among the insipid heroes also including her would-be boyfriend, Matt (Jason Saucier), investigative reporter Brian (Patrick Collins), who's the grandson of one of the locals, and drunken scientist Taylor (Bubba Reeves), who realizes early on that there's a danger.
Overall, an uninteresting and barely entertaining feature that features what has to be one of the worst acting performances that this viewer has ever seen, by Vince O'Neil as the sheriff. He makes some of his co-stars seem like Olivier by comparison. All of this leads to a very, very absurd finale where the townsfolk band together to do something, although one has to wonder what they hope to accomplish. It makes no sense whatsoever. You add to this the extremely overused "It ain't over yet!" final moment and the end result is an inane mess that should fade into obscurity.
Review by Hey_Sweden from the Internet Movie Database.