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The Inflicted (2012)

The Infliction (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 21 May 2013 (USA)
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David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a ... See full summary »

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Matthan Harris

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Matthan Harris
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthan Harris ... David O'Hara
Bill Moseley ... Mr. O'Hara
Sid Haig ... Dr. Gardner
Doug Bradley ... Agent Wilson
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Lieutenant Lorenzo
Lindsay Hightower Lindsay Hightower ... Melissa Daniels
Charles Duran Charles Duran ... Detective Samuels
Gerardo Davila ... Detective Martin
Amy Erin Amory Amy Erin Amory ... Kristen
Terry Spector Terry Spector ... Detective Frederick
Matt Socia ... Detective Andrews
Kim Cicio Kim Cicio ... Dr. Barrows
Ka Beesler Ka Beesler ... Agent Keller
Allison Victoria-Wolfe ... Angela (as Allison Victoria)
Ian Maurer Ian Maurer ... Jamey Miller
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David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a young boy. However, the police rescue Melissa from David's warehouse, and David goes on a murderous rampage to get his family back. Written by Matthan Harris

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Everyone has a dark side.

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Horror | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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The film was originally entitled The Infliction but Matthan Harris had to change the name in order to avoid a potential legal issue. See more »

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Referenced in Chasing Skirts (2014) See more »

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Melissa's Seduction
Written by Nicola Royston
Performed by Nicola Royston
Courtesy of Incisive Music
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Watchable if underwhelming serial killer effort
4 August 2020 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Attempting to start a new family, a troubled medical student begins kidnapping and torturing several female victims until one gets pregnant with his child, but when she escapes and takes the potential family away from him he sets out to reclaim it at any cost possible forcing the police to stop everyone involved.

Overall, this was a highly problematic effort. One of the more enjoyable aspects here is the somewhat intriguing and rather dark storyline here exploring the need for capturing women to recreate a dysfunctional family life. Regardless of the execution that entails, the idea of the entire rampage being carried out in this manner with plenty of fine work here to explain the psychological mindset he has towards wanting it, based mainly on the relationship with his psychotic father that we see peppered throughout the film. These manage to make the torture scenes all the more intriguing based on the implication of him trying to fulfill his wish with the various women he comes across, focusing not only on the sleazy aspect of impregnating them but also featuring the brutality present in the kills when he finally snaps and begins killing provide some solid and sleazy moments as it goes through the rampage he commits to getting back at her as she tries to get away from him. These are fun and quite enjoyable, making for some enjoyable aspects to be had here. There are some issues with this one. Among it's biggest drawbacks is the complete lack of sympathy or interest generated by the main character, who is neither charming enough to go along with his psychosis nor chilling enough to be terrified of. There's very little about him her that makes us care about his deranged desire for family and to see it through, making the fact that the vast majority of the film is focused on him feeling quite bland and drawn out. Although everything makes sense, the fact that it's not brought out into any kind of manner for us to care about it makes what happens here wholly uninteresting, tying together with the focus the rest of the time on the police investigation. This is even blander with an ineffectual and near-useless series of scenes involving the detectives tracking people down or speaking on the phone about what to do next and there's very little excitement raised due to the ineffectual and unrealistic manner this comes across as. In fact, these manage to undo so much of what happens here that it's the most detrimental aspect of the film as a whole.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Nudity, Graphic Language and several sex scenes.


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English

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21 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Inflicted See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Incisive Pictures See more »
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16:9 HD
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