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Binge & Purge (2002)

Unrated | | Horror, Action, Thriller | Video 14 July 2002
Three private detectives are sent by a corrupt police chief to investigate a series of murders that show evidence of cannibalism, leading them to a fashion designer and his troupe of models.

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Tamara Barnard ... May
Stephan Bourke ... Vanzetti
Fiona Eden-Walker ... Number 11
Moira Thomas ... Audrey
Amy Emel ... Angelique
Samara Zotzman ... Damiana
Gareth Gaudin ... Karl Helfringer
Rob Nesbitt ... Bradley Gruber / Police & SWAT Officer / Chaos Rioter / Cannibal
Chuck Depape ... The Captain
Dave Morin ... Spanish Anarchist
Teri Varcoe ... Spanish Anarchist
Brian Clement ... Fascist Officer
Alan Ford ... Police Lieutenant
Nick Sheehan ... Police Rookie
Terra Thomsen ... Kami Tannenbaum
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Christmas, the near future: terrorist attacks have turned North America into a police state. Strange murders have begun to plague the capital city. The police chief assigns two officers to look into the disappearance of a young fashion model and the officers themselves promptly disappear. Fearing for the reputataion of his department, and hoping that two of his problems take care of each other, the chief enlists the aid of a trio of private detectives he deems expendable. The group's investigation leads them to an evasive fashion designer and his circle of enigmatic models. What they uncover is not just a simple murder, but a complex web of corruption, mass killing, deceit...and cannibalism. But this threat does not come from without, it comes from within... Written by Brian Clement <frontlinefilm@yahoo.com>

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It's not an eating disorder if you embrace it.


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14 July 2002 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,700 (estimated)
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Binge
13 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Christmas, the near future: terrorist attacks have turned North America into a police state. Strange murders have begun to plague the capital city. The police chief assigns two officers to look into the disappearance of a young fashion model and the officers themselves promptly disappear. Fearing for the reputation of his department, and hoping that two of his problems take care of each other, the chief enlists the aid of a trio of private detectives he deems expendable. The group's investigation leads them to an evasive fashion designer and his circle of enigmatic models. What they uncover is not just a simple murder, but a complex web of corruption, mass killing, deceit...and cannibalism. But this threat does not come from without, it comes from within...

Like the Meat Market films, Binge & Purge delivers with similar, if not identical gore effects. There's loads of entrails, gunshots, gutting, acid vomit, biting, strangling, eye gouging, and a nice punch through a zombies head. They almost went overboard with it, but it was the main attraction....so there could never be too much.

Again, like Meat Market it has its ups and downs in the technical department. I'm not sure if they used any lighting sources at all, so some scenes were extremely dark. The audio equipment was also pretty crappy at times, but her...it's a low budget horror movie...it was expected. On the positive side the sound fx were disgusting and used appropriately (just like in Meat Market as well.) There were some really cool and creative camera and editing effects here and there, but a few simple dialogue edits were off. Clement should just go all out with the the artsy shots and editing the majority of the time.

However, every actor in the movie was about on the same skill level. Some lines were just awful, and some were just typical decently stated.

Final Thoughts: If you like your films low budget and extremely gory, this is for you. If you're in it for psychological aspects and acting...stay away. The concept was interesting, but for it to be fully effective Clement needed more money. This is Clement's third film, and it's on the same line as the other two. It was exactly like Meat Market with a more interesting plot. I loved the fact that it constantly made fun of eating disorders and how superficial our society is becoming.

There is one more Clement film I need to see that sounds amazing (Exhumed.) I'm still waiting for him to bust out and be the next Romero.

Final Score: 4.5/10


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