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Slaughter is a film about lies, deceptions, misleads and throwing people off the right track. The very name is misleading, making one think they're about to see nothing more than gore, severed organs and blood. Instead - Slaughter pleasantly surprises the audience with some well thought of and executed ideas and screen writing.
Slaughter is what one would call a "slow pace" film. The first little under hour is nothing like the final 30 minutes or so. At first the audience is told a nice story about new beginnings, new friendship bonds and how people cope with their traumatic pasts. Almost an after-school special, with some occasional suspicions of foul play and murder. Then? All hell breaks loose.
The twist towards the 2nd part and ending is multiplied by the twist in the film's general mood. The reassuring sensation that once the scary part is over the ending will be comforting - is soon replaced by the gruesome and shocking reality.
This new kind of Slasher-murderer is innovative and intense, and the twist is very well thought of. Very nicely done by screenwriter and director Stewart Hopewell. The soundtrack is also very good and used very well during the film, especially in the end.
This film isn't one of those that one finishes watching with a good feeling. An excellent embodiment of Horror, as the opposite of "American Hollywood" films.
Horror fans will enjoy this, hopefully as much as I did!
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