Meeting a man on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to get abducted and branded with the letter "x" by that guy. A game of cat and mouse follows, but the story has an unexpected twist.
Julia is a young woman dating a stranger that she met on the Internet in a bar. Out of the blue, she decides to leave the man and goes to the parking lot, but the stranger abducts her, and brands her thigh with the letter "X". He then starts a nightmare journey for Julia. What will happen to the man?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contains a very brief mid-post-credits clip. See more »
After Julia gives 'The Stranger' the key and he frees himself (0:37:50), when he walks into the next room and she attacks him with the hammer, stabbing him in the back, the blood pump line is clearly visible though his tank top. See more »
I Thought Our Date Was Going So Well... We should Continue It Don't You Think?
[chain around her throat, gasps:]
Where are you taking me?
[from behind her]
Some place nice. I think you'll like it.
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A young woman means an attractive, muscular guy in a chat room. What could go wrong? For whatever reason she has a bad feeling about her date, makes her excuses and leaves. Her intuition was right because he is a serial killer whose MO is to brand his victims with the letter X using a red hot iron. When she returns to her vehicle he is waiting inside for her, kidnaps her, takes her to his lair, brands her, then makes the mistake of not murdering her then and there. More than once.
Seizing her opportunity, she escapes from his clutches and against the odds overpowers him. At this point we are not far enough into the film for the cops to arrive, and they don't, rather her sister does; the two are more than sisters, they are a killer couple. This is where it gets silly. The implication is they are like this because they were sexually abused by their own father; they appear to hate men, or at least any man who gives them the eye, which is most red-blooded males over the age of about 14 because they are both strikingly attractive.
What happens next? Well, the younger sister lures the man across the road into the house on the pretext of fixing her bike; the serial killer has his feel nailed to the floor crucifixion fashion, and when he frees himself, you have to think this is some kind of bizarre satire, because he is as blithely nonchalant as when his victim escaped when in the real world he would have been in desperate need of medical treatment. A satire on what remains to be seen. Comedy? The problem with that is that for the first part of the film there are no laughs at all. Any points this one earns is for originality and mild special effects, but even originality can be over-rated.
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