4 March 2020 | mark-179-360743
Brilliant, struggling to understand the low ratings
In a completely over-saturated revenge torture horror, I'm very impressed. Yes, we've seen Saw and God knows how many piss-poor clones before, and admittedly nothing particularly new is done here - but its done with style, with good acting, a decent plot with a backstory that makes sense, has great lighting, direction and isn't just a showcase for torture and twisted ways for people to die. It could have done with a bit more background on some of the characters, but overall, this is a great late night horror flick that manages to avoid most genre specific cliches and try to give a degree of realism, mystery and empathy to the protagonists case. There's absolutely nothing new here, but what you get is what you expect, and it's all done very well. Bad reviews here must be from non-genre fans or from rival studios perhaps... Everything in the movie, other than depth of characterisation (main hero and main bad guy fleshed out nicely, others were waiting to drop off A'la Star Trek...) No idea what they were expecting, or why they mark down a quality piece of work... Great late night fun!!!