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Is the world ready for a torture porn movie from the director of You Got Served? No, it’s not called You Got Sawed. The title is The Helpers. Sadly, it’s not about African-American maids in Mississippi in the 1960’s getting revenge against their racist white employers by going all Jigsaw on them.
Kristen Quintrall (Wolvezbayne), Denyce Lawton (“House of Payne”), Christopher Jones (You Got Served, JoJo Wright (Bring it On: All or Nothing, and former “The Man Show” juggy dancer Rachel Sterling star in Chris Stokes’ (You Got Served, House Party 4) upcoming The Helpers.
Here’s a plot synopsis that by the third paragraph goes from merely summarizing the story to spoiling major plot twists. Read at your own peril.
Seven friends, three couples (Claire, Todd, Jordan, Brandy, Ryan, and Anna) and their tag-along buddy Phil from Sacramento, California, all decide to go on a trip to Las Vegas. Phil decides to document their entire trip because his girlfriend Julia wasn’t able to make it. All seems fun until they hit a detour/road block. A couple hours of lost driving later, both of the back tires on the truck are blown out! After some moments of confusion and arguing, the gang comes up with the plan that all the girls will stay inside the truck while all the guys walk down the road to find Help. A few miles down the deserted road, the guys stumble upon a gas station/diner/motel, which conveniently has a tire shop attached.
The guys think they’re in luck when they’re offered help by the super friendly gas station attendant Brad, who just happens to be great with cars. Brad introduces them to Steve, the owner of the place, and Norah. Steve offers to fix the truck and also offers Todd a ride down the road in the tow truck to pick up the girls, while Jordan, Ryan, and Phil all stay in the diner for free food and drinks. Todd is a bit hesitant at first but agrees to go along with the idea. Once the girls get back, the fun really begins. Steve lets them all know that their truck won’t be ready until the morning so it would be best if they stayed the night in the motel free of charge. After some hours of drinking, partying, and karaoke, the gang all go to their rooms hammered!
The next morning, Phil wakes up with no memory of what happened the prior night. When leaving Todd and Claire’s room in a hurry to get everyone up and moving, his head gets amputated by Brad. Turns out that Brad and all the friendly helpful people aren’t so helpful at all but are really orphans who went crazy from being abused and beaten in a crooked orphanage a long time ago. Claire and Todd are both locked inside their room to watch all their friends die on the TV monitor in their room, one by one in the worse way possible. When Claire’s past is brought into the light, she finds out that it’s no accident that she and all her friends ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact, her father used to run the orphanage in which all this abuse went on and is responsible for this entire ordeal.
You can keep tabs on the progress of The Helpers at the film’s Facebook page (link below). Have a look at the teaser trailer and try to see if you can spot how many different films this appears to be influenced by, including the very style with which the trailer is cut.
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