Review of Barstow, California

Fascinating, unreal. I actually love it.
Star Rating - 3/12/2010
This place is an ideal setting for any movie. I think parts of Kill Bill were shot here.

It's.. I can't even begin to describe it. All it has is a small Walmart, which put it's tiny mall out of business.

Decrepit to the point of being overly quaint. "Barstow Betties" are the skuzzy women you might see wandering around, the soldiers and marines unlucky enough to be stationed nearby cram into the one tiny bar and pick up any Betty they see.

They do have a cute little college, cute little versions of many things. Dilapidated, creepy, they will shut down a whole restaurant if they spill a little grease. It's the type of place someone can get killed and no one will even investigate.
tara | Phoenix, AZ
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