I hate ghost stories, but The Toybox is a ghost story done right. More on that later, first l should say what it is about.
In The Toybox a family takes a road trip out into the desert country as a way to mend broken ties, but the old RV they are in is a supernatural killing machine with plans of its own.
This movie does not waste any time, we are quickly introduced to the victims….. I mean the family.
Greg Violand (“Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice“, “Carol”) plays Charles, the father of the homestead who bought this RV to help him and his two sons heal after the death of his wife.
The eldest son, Steve, is portrayed competently by Jeff Denton (“ClownTown”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV)”). The lovely Denise Richards is Jennifer, Steve’s wife. Yes, that Denise Richards, Starship Troopers, Wild Things, you know the rest.
I am happy to report that this former Bond Girl still has it! Denise is more than a pretty face, her acting is believable as a caring, yet preoccupied mother to their five year old daughter Olivia, played by Malika Michelle.
Brian Nagel (“ClownTown”, “Katy Perry: Roar”) is Jay, Steve’s beleaguered younger brother. Here is a fun fact, Brian Nagel is the brother of Tom Nagel, who directed The Toybox. The character of Jay has his vices and personal setbacks, it is clear he has taken the death of his mother very hard, so he lashes out at everyone else.