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This was by far one of the worst attempts at psychological horror i have seen that actually tried to be serious. The sound and dialog was extremely sub-par, even for a lower budget film. No character development leave you not caring for any of the major characters, and the numerous plot holes leaves you guessing half the movie. Avoid at all costs. As for anyone that says to see it for the fun factor or anything like that, I would definitely look elsewhere, as the visual effects and gore are horrible and sometimes non-existent. The obvious seems to escape the characters at many times and make them seem extremely one dimensional and forced.
A group of college kids must decide what price they will pay to gain
their freedom after being kidnapped by a ruthless White Slave trader.
This film is described on the DVD case as "gutsy", but that's just about the last word I would use to describe it. The film quality is low, seemingly on purpose to give it a gritty look, and this only adds to the frustration of trying to watch it. Aside from the film quality itself, the movie is just plain bad.
If you like watching people being tortured, there are a few scenes you may enjoy. I, for one, have grown bored with it. I wasn't a big fan in the first place, and if you want to cover up a weak plot with torture, that's just a poor idea and you shouldn't have made the film in the first place. "Saw" and "Hostel" said it all.
There's a plot twist here or there that is kind of interesting, but hardly worth getting excited about. Personally, I think it would be in your best interest to just keep walking and forget this film was ever made. I know I will soon forget.
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I personally found this film to be rather unimaginative and quite boring. Rather another poor attempt at a "shock" movie along the same vein as hostel and it's brethren that promises something and does not deliver! The actual gore effects are few and far between as well as being somewhat unrealistic i thought, most just being splattered blood thrown around haphazardly with the actual parts that could be considered cringe-worthy either rushed through or missed out entirely. As for the plot, well..... i think you might find thicker in a sheet of toilet paper and you may have a more unpredictable ending too! My recommendation would be to give this one a miss and save yourself the disappointment.
The premise had promise (human capture and slavery in middle America)
unfortunately the execution was off. Stilted characters that reeked of
horror movie clichés and an overly long tedious opening that almost
made me turn the movie off in boredom did not help the film (and
continuity issues with blood covered ripped up shirts don't help
Buckets of blood do not make a good movie, no matter how many teenagers tell you it does. Perhaps given better actors, editors, writer and director, this would have been a decent film, but in this case, it was poorly executed by the cast and crew that were in over their heads from the very start. And the goofy twists in the last fifteen minutes are simply that goofy.
And as a note to the writer: if you are going to make a point of the main protagonist saying that he can break a human in a mere three days...please follow through with it. Nothing happened to even remotely break anyone.
For the ignorant people in here saying this movie hasn't been released
& questioning how they managed to watch it before they saw it at some
"special screening in Washington" garbage..... This movie was a
straight to DVD release & has been sitting on Blockbuster Video shelves
since at least July, 2009, if not earlier.
As for the movie itself - don't bother. It's a horrible rip-off of other movies in the same vein & not done nearly as well. As others have mentioned - plot holes big enough that you could drive a bus through, incoherent storyline, below par acting at best & overall terrible quality movie. This one is destined for the $2 bargain bin and even that would be over charging, to be honest.
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Just got this from Blockbuster Online(free trial). Thank God for free because this movie wouldn't be worth the money used to make it. Subpar acting, horrific lighting/sound, insanely disappointing with the gore, unable to deliver, plot holes, etc. I could continue on, but I'd run out of words. This movie would have been remotely decent had it been done by someone with real talent. The idea behind the film was intriguing, but this poor excuse at horror ruined any opportunity to make it worthwhile. The characters are so one dimensional and annoyingly stupid that you can't wait for them to die. The ending might have even been good if they'd shown the actual gore instead of a few fake blood spatters. I was highly disappointed with this and would not recommend it to even the biggest low budget horror fan.
I found this movie to be very entertaining. I got it through amazon delivered to oz. Picture and sound quality excellent. I nearly didn't buy it because of the reviews. I'm glad I didn't take notice. It was in tradition of the gritty chainsaw massacre genre. It has a place only shelf in my horror library. The scene where the first girl is placed into the box is done extremely well without speaking just with music showed their desperateness and despair. I did believe and care for the characters. I also sat on the edge of my seat. A very excellent entertaining horror movie. Granted the first five minutes had me worried. But it really does take off.
Live Animals is in the same category as Saw and Hostel; independent,
torture films, which portray the lowest level of humanity; this feature
is not for children or those easily offended. College students make the
mistake of having a little party in the woods. They are abducted by a
group of slave traders and held captive, chained, and in cages, as the
The holding place almost looks like a prison, with adjacent cells holding the human cattle, and they are tortured mercilessly by their overseers. I guess the point here is our nasty treatment of animals for our food supply. The acting is nothing special, and the story watchable for the short, eighty six minute running time. If you need to kill an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon, Live Animals is an entertaining diversion.
how someone can pull such a bunch of crap and believe there was
"writing" involved. Take all the clichés avoided by even the most
amateurish wannabe, cram them into a night-shot film with one of the
most dreadful lighting for night I've ever witnessed, throw in some
sloppy characters without soul or possible empathy-connections, spend a
large sum of money in film, lighting and post, and you have -mileage
may vary- this "film". I feel sorry for the poor actors that may have
thought this was a opportunity to do a nice job.
If you teach whatever you teach, you can use this thing to show your students haw not to do things in life.
By success I mean it succeeds at showing prospective future film
producers and directors how not to make a movie.
It showcases some great ways to save $$$ on movies too:
1) Make a low budget movie by showing the same scenes over and over with different dialog played over them each time. This will serve to nauseate your viewers while also giving you what appears to be an hour and a half of movie.
2) Hire small time, unknown actors for the roles then film then for just 20 minutes each so you have the footage to replay multiple times.
3) Don't pay to see this movie, that's the best money-saving tip of them all!
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