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Vile (2011)

R | | Horror | 24 July 2012 (USA)
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A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Jay Beck ... Nick (as Eric E. Beck)
April Matson ... Tayler
Akeem Smith ... Tony
Greg Cipes ... Sam
Maya Hazen ... Tara
Elisha Skorman ... Kai
Heidi Mueller ... Lisa
Rob Kirkland ... Greg
McKenzie Westmore ... Diane
Ian Bohen ... Julian
Stefanie Kym ... Kelly (as Stefanie Barboza)
Maria Olsen ... Woman on TV
Maynard James Keenan ... Special Agent Ford
Mark Hengst ... Chuck
Kieron Elliott Kieron Elliott ... Thomas
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A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - which are of course instantly fatal if they are removed, a grinning professional looking woman informs them on TV screens that they have 22hrs to fill these vials with a specific amount of brain fluid, a fluid that is produced during times of extreme pain. Along with another group of unlucky test subjects and with time ticking away they decide to work together and share the burden of reaching their painful target. Written by emma10001

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Taglines:

Give till it hurts.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, torture and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pain See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The chemicals being collected, Adrenaline, Dopamine, and Oxytocin, are released when the body is in extreme pain. But like Sam suggested, they're also released during sex. So instead of torturing themselves, the members of the group could've just had sex with each other to fill up the vials. See more »

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Beach on the Moon
Written by Kurt Vile
Performed by Kurt Vile
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Far from perfect but there are some positives here
7 December 2017 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Taylor Sheridan, director of 'Vile', has gone on to make some absolutely sensational films in the last few years including one of 2017's best 'Wind River'. So when I saw that he had actually started out his career with a horror film, and a gruesome looking one at that, I knew I had to see it. It's safe to say he hadn't quite perfected his art just yet, however there are certainly glimpses of what his potential was. He didn't write it, so it's hard to say just how much of an impact he had on 'Vile'. And while it's hard to argue that there are a lot of flaws in this movie, there are also some real positives to it.

The negatives lie mostly in the writing. The whole concept is a rather bizarre one and takes a massive suspension of belief to get your head around. The characters feel like they simply accept the situation they're in far too easily. Also the dialogue ranges greatly throughout the film from really charming and natural, to unbearable campy and unrealistic. There were two writers of this film so that could have had something to do with it.

The positives are basically the concept. It allows so much freedom for the story to flow and for the audience to be shocked. Every character needing to be tortured by their fellow characters. It's a writers dream. There are some unbearable scenes in this film to watch. I have a pretty high tolerance level and even so found myself turning away at certain moments. This isn't a must-see film by any means, however if you do find yourself with the opportunity to watch it you're probably going to have a decent time (perhaps switch your brain off at the start would be my advice).


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