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The Hornet's Sting and the Hell It's Caused (2014)

Posing as a photographer, a keen connoisseur of dehumanisation lures deliciously innocent models into her dark pit of torture. However, her latest quarry isn't willing to go down without a fight. What will it take to break her will?

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Dustin Mills

Writer:

Dustin Mills
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Cast overview:
Joni Durian Joni Durian ... Freya
Minnie Grey Minnie Grey ... Rose
Allison Egan Allison Egan ... Allison (as Allison Fitzgerald)
Dave Parker Dave Parker ... David / Rose's Manager
Kayla Nicole Kayla Nicole ... Kayla
Dustin Mills Dustin Mills ... Fake Shemp
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The successful young photographer, Rose, is not the ordinary next-door artist who shoots nature or portraits of happy brides. Instead, the inconspicuous pervert is a hardened bondage specialist and a keen connoisseur of debasement and dehumanisation; but, most of all, Rose is a pitiless executioner for profit. In other words, Rose is in constant need of unsuspecting and deliciously innocent models who lures them into her dark pit of torture, intent on punishing them both physically and mentally. However, Rose's latest quarry, Freya, isn't willing to go down without a fight. What will it take to break her will? Written by Nick Riganas

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Kidnapped. Humiliated. De-humanized.

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Horror

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Exploitation, or just exploitive?
3 November 2020 | by jmerlinoSee all my reviews

Text: I'm a little torn on this movie. On the one hand, it very definitely glamorizes the killer and the violence done. On the other hand, it's not really believable enough to feel too close to home.

I will say that for a film with an estimated budget of $1,000, it's VERY well done. I figured it was low budget, but I would never have guessed it was THAT low.

This film dances very close to the line of being truly exploitive. The killer is sexy. The victim is sexy. The dead bodies are sexy.

There's an LSD trip sequence that I didn't think was really necessary. I didn't think it added much to the film. If the wanted to show the villain doing drugs, or forcing the victim to do drugs, they should have showed that at it might have been equally or more effective. At the very least it could have provided some character insight.

So, I'm gonna say... 5? It's an impressive effort for such a low budget flick. The acting is... not terrible. My conundrum is really... Is this "exploitation" or just exploitive?


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Country:

USA

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16 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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$1,000 (estimated)
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