Two teenage girls on a mission to find drugs at a rave get more than they bargained for. One is sexually assaulted and they are both tortured in horrific ways. The attackers seek refuge in the parents' of one of the victims' homes.
After one burned dinner too many, a husband divorces his wife. She decides to return to acting and goes to France. There she meats a forgotten one-hit wonder director who's also looking for a chance to make a comeback.
Mario Van Peebles,
Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang lead by the psychotic Chaos. The girls are abused, tortured and raped in a night of nightmare and murder.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The uncut version runs 76 minutes. The cut version runs 74 minutes, deleting much graphic footage and using zoomed or alternate shots to tone down the content. Among the differences in the cut version: the torture and murder of Angelica is about 36 seconds shorter, with the nipple severing, force-feeding, and vomiting implied rather than depicted, and one stab instead of three. The necrophilia is about 45 seconds shorter and omits the rear nudity. The murder of Emily is about 25 seconds shorter, and omits her agonized reaction shots. See more »
There is no reason for anybody to see this film if they have seen LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. This film sucks! It starts with careless sensitivity to the characters and degenerates into a brutal and disgusting film with no real reason and no real point. The bulk of the dialog is misogynist or racist, the violence is way overdone, the torture is constant beyond the point of just being sickening and disgusting, and the long sequences where the victims try to get away are done with such a complete lack of a stance toward the value of human life and integrity or attention to detail that I really feel completely sorry for all the actors for having taken part in this film.
To call this a horror film would be a huge lie since the aspect of horror or suspense is lost within it's destructive scenes of two girls just begging to live. The girls' deaths are done in such a sickly, rough, and over-the-top style that the process of them dying is made overly complicated and egotistically unbalanced for the two girl's hope of living. By the time they are in the process of being killed, the thought of them still being alive leads to too many conflicts with the other characters watching as to whether they deserve to stay alive.
It is not an accomplishment for a film to do this. This destroys what "apparently" was the original supposed intention of the film was to be. A cautionary tale. It not only fails in these violet scenes, but also in changing the ending, the notion of revenge being successful or good is turned back on the characters.
This film is nothing but a wannabe shock film that fails because it doesn't have any interest in showing us what is shocking but rather telling us that it is shocking. Not recommended.
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