Darren Bousman loves to take the hard road. The energetic writer/director hit the horror geek jackpot when he was chosen to direct Saw 2, and it's safe to say that he helped keep that franchise focused (and very profitable) through Part 3 and Part 4. A young filmmaker coming off three big hits has some options, but Bousman went with something called ... Repo! The Genetic Opera, and then a remake of the sleazy Mother's Day, an occult thriller (11-11-11) that went nowhere, and another crazy Repo-esque horror musical called The Devil's Carnival. Say what you will about the man's movies, but I respect Bousman for not taking the easy road with studio-backed remakes or mindless 3D crap. I like the guy's commitment to low-budget scrappiness, which is why some will see his latest, The Barrens, as a boring walk through the forest, but I chose to enjoy it as a mash-up between "psychological thriller" and "monster movie."