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Mediocre, amateurish and stupid in every way
The movie opens with a woman running away... and then being found in a trunk, murdered and raped in bizarre, brutal fashion. The police arrive on the scene to investigate the murder. The officer uses a common English word incorrectly, which I thought was strange and hoped it wasn't a sign of what was to come. OK... so the net result is they know very little about the victim, so our protagonist goes to investigate with those who knew her.
With the bare minimum of clues, our protagonist police officer just magically knows that the killer is certainly local, white (because these types of things don't cross the color barrier, he says), and personal because of the nature of the crime. Even Hannibal Lechter wouldn't have deduced this and it's clear we've got a McGuffin in place for a local killer.
And then, barely 15 minutes in, we are introduced to someone evil who teaches at a school. The dead girls were students. Everything about him is... stilted... it is... strange... His speech patterns... what he says. But of course, nobody suspects anything. And in one moment I realized how dumb this film was going to be. Without ruining anything, since it is the first 15 minutes, the script totally unravels as a brainless, manufactured story that would never happen because it doesn't make sense. An absurd set up in a store that is straight out of a teen boy film leads to a scene which is completely manufactured for drama for the audience. Why would anyone who is invited into a home leave it momentarily, only to make up a story to get back inside a moment later and then force their way in????
At that point I realized this was another stinker with a terrible script, terrible acting and then leapt off the rails into complete absurdity. If I was in a terrible situation, such as watching this film, I could solve that problem easily by walking out of the film and not looking back. And just 1/3 of the way through, you'll easily understand what that means and why you're better off seeing this on VOD so you can just skip to the end if you really don't know how things are going to end up.
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