A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.Written by
Saulnier points out scenes where the band members are forced to play action hero or detective, and he says their inadequacies in these areas are understandable because they're neither of those things. "I agree completely and would add it's a similar exploration to the one in Blue Ruin that sees a revenge thriller focused on a man with no clue how to go about it. That said, even after multiple viewings, I still can't abide the band handing over the gun there is absolutely no one who would do so under these circumstances. No one. I refuse to believe it. Nope. It's so immensely annoying, but the film immediately recovers with everything that follows". See more »
Joe Cole's accent slips dramatically in the scene where he strangles Big Justin. See more »
I know what it is.
What what is?
My "desert-island band."
Tell somebody who gives a shit.
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French theatrical version was cut to secure a "Not under 12" (!) rating. That version was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray features the uncut version and is rated "Not under 16". See more »
Written and Performed by Corpus Rottus
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Violence at its most chilling and effective!
I have seen some crazy violent films from cannibal holocaust to a Serbian film but no other film that comes to mind executes violence as un settling as this. For me I mean this in a positive way for others the violence could be the very thing to turn them off to it and possibly ruin the movie. May this be a forewarning for some and a recommendation for those who might be interested.
To start with the usual things to look at as far as acting and writing I would say this film does an excellent job. The acting from all is believable and extremely convincing. The writing is good with some humor and plenty of good dialogue. What the film masters completely is tension. Jeremy has truly shown his talent as a director with this one. The tension and situations that spawn violence are all very believable and realistic only adding to the tension and overall tone. Speaking of tone they set it incredibly well with one of the first acts of violence which will stick with me for a long long time.
Funny thing about this movie is that it's considered a thriller. What I mean by funny is that as a thriller (which it really is) it is more chilling and horrifying than most if not all the other horror movies I've seen recently. There are jump scares but they're done properly. This isn't a scary due to monsters and ghouls though, it's scary because of how realistic and effective the violence is to where it really sticks with you.
As you probably already know this is a film best going in knowing little to nothing to get the full experience, personally I went in knowing more than I should have, however, it didn't matter. I was on the edge of my seat with sweaty palms due to how tense and unpredictable it is. There is a lot to talk about with this film but a lot of it cant be discussed without spoilers so all I can say is see it yourself. If you can't handle violence then I am strongly telling you to avoid this film. On the other hand this is among the best films I've seen this year no doubt. As a display of well executed violence and tension this film will definitely make a name for itself. I hope this is useful thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the movie.
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