Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Having read some of the reviews of this movie on this site i was sceptical to say the least about settling down to watch this movie, but i am glad to say after a couple of minutes i knew i was in for a good movie. The main character (Arkin) is a little bit of a mystery at first but as the movie progresses he becomes more likable and holds the movie together well, as he needs to with so much screen time alone. The movie does take a similar line to other recent home invasion/torture thrillers, but also manages to be original at the same time. It has a definite claustrophobic feeling and will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. However this wont be everyones cup of tea. The violence is pretty extreme and is shown is all its glory(gory) but at the same time is original and inventive. Although it will draw comparisons to other horror/thriller franchises, on its own it deserves credit for being a fast paced, bloody and well directed movie.
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