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A good study on evil and cruelty.
I had the chance to see this film at the 2000 Mar del Plata International Film Festival (in Argentina) and I was one of the very few people that liked it, that found it to be not only extremely funny and entertaining but also quite interesting. Actually, everyone else was at least disgusted by it and practically no one took it seriously; they all saw it as a big bad ugly joke without any interest at all, when in fact it is a joke, but they were laughing for the wrong reasons.
The film is a study on evil, well not quite (a study on evil would be "Halloween"), it is more a study on cruelty. An old lady and a teenage girl (two fantastic and unforgettable characters) come to a house to stay with a family, and throughout most of the film all they do is torture in the meanest of ways a teenage boy who is in a wheelchair.
That's about everything that happens in the movie, but it reaches levels of extreme intensity that immediately connect this film to "The Texas chainsaw massacre" (there is a scene in which some characters go absolutely insane that greatly resembles a scene in the other film) but it's not just an imitation, it has a life of it's own, greatly due to the two female villains who are just amazing. But the people at the festival didn't penetrate the surface of the film and just got stuck with all the blood and guts that cover it, not seeing how intelligent its depiction of insanity really is. It is not a masterpiece, but it definitely is a good film.