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Slaughter Is the Best Medicine (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Mystery  -  21 April 2014 (UK)
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Vet leads his team of disbanded mercenaries into the treacherous Gallows Wood on one last mission to capture the elusive Professor Black. What was meant to be a simple extraction mission soon becomes a terrifying journey into madness.

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Vet leads his team of disbanded mercenaries into the treacherous Gallows Wood on one last mission to capture the elusive Professor Black. What was meant to be a simple extraction mission soon becomes a terrifying journey into madness.

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Death is the only escape.

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In December 2012, 'Slaughter Is The Best Medicine' was accepted by a U.S. distributor who was set to release the film internationally. But in the wake of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, it was agreed that the timing was wrong to promote the film. The violent title and narrative was judged to be too challenging at a time when people were coming to terms with real life events. See more »

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Very enjoyable for zero budget, but terrible marketing!
6 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this film as SAS Black Ops, though I have to say that I like the original title of Slaughter better. For a film made for nothing it's quirky and enjoyable. As a Hollywood film... basically it*s not. For me the packaging is not anything to do with the film. The characters don't even pretend to be anything other than mercs, so it's a blatant marketing ploy. Three Wolves Ltd seems to be a trading name of Brightspark Productions, who appear adept at misleading people. And I noticed a couple of spelling mistakes on the back cover. Quality Control!

As for the film itself, I think the general story was good and mostly original if a little underdeveloped. The acting was mainly quite amateur but in general very tongue in cheek, so it does have a spoofy kind of feel which I like. I can see what they were trying to do with the cinematography though they obviously only had the sort of equipment you could fit in a shoebox. Enjoyed the soundtrack, which I thought matched what the film would have been with a higher budget.

In conclusion, the price was too high and the packaging completely wrong, but I was entertained by this respectable stab at independent cinema. I hope all the good things about the film aren't overlooked because of a misleading cover. Next time use a competent distributor!


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