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This film is about a group of four teen offenders who go to the country for the weekend with two other youth workers. They end up at an old country house near the town of Mortlake in Yorkshire. After they clean up the house so they can stay there they all head in to the village for some well earned drinks only to run in to the local "town folk". The next day they go to a place that has old train carriages to collect some scrap metal when they again run in to the locals, but this time it ends up with one of the youth workers being hurt badly. They go in to the village for help but it turns out to be the worst thing they could have done. The locals aren't as friendly and welcoming as they thought. Written by
Michael Hallows Eve
It's been over 10 years since I last saw a film by Alex Chandon "Cradle of Fear" was patchy but showed promise, I missed the next one, now we have Inbred. I am a massive horror fan and this film goes to prove that independent movies are where all the hidden gems are, this is one of the best of it's kind. It takes standard genre elements, backwards/backwoods villains, teens in peril, and mixes it up with the ritualistic behaviours of "The Wicker Man" with a little bit of "Clockwork Orange" thrown in. And then there's the gore! How many times do you put in a DVD with a misleading cover and misleading hype only to be disappointed? Well, a deceivingly low budget opening shot leads to a couple of startling special effects that actually made me sit up in my chair thinking "Oh my god that was actually stunning, you have my attention now". Inbred goes all out, using a combination of practical effects enhanced by CGI these guys have outdone pretty much anything I've seen outside of the most top budget gore films such as the Romero Zombie movies. It gave me a feeling I've not had in years where the special effects are fresh and startling and can actually be showcased. At times the rituals of the yokels get really twisted and weird and because the effects are gut wrenchingly disturbing I actually did start to feel a few twinges of dread at a couple of points at the thought of what I might be about to see, especially when they suddenly brought phallic vegetables and a horse into the equation. Hard to believe too that despite all this I found myself laughing, it has oh so black humour and bizarre over the top bumpkin caricatures. It's bonkers, shocking, nasty, and hilarious. Just bravo to everyone involved and thank you for giving fans the perfect horror treat, it's superb.
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