Four friends, partying in a house in the middle of nowhere are brutally attacked by a man and his son, forcing the remaining women to take vengeance upon them.Four friends, partying in a house in the middle of nowhere are brutally attacked by a man and his son, forcing the remaining women to take vengeance upon them.Four friends, partying in a house in the middle of nowhere are brutally attacked by a man and his son, forcing the remaining women to take vengeance upon them.
This was an exceptionally graphic extreme genre outing. What really sells this one is the way it offers such exceptionally brutal and confrontational material from the outset. Opening on the image of a teenager forced to rape his beaten and bloodied mother at gunpoint is extreme enough yet once she's shot the fact that he keeps going on his own gives this a real punch to start this out with. Once they arrive at the house as the home invasion factors heavily into this, they're beaten, threatened, raped in front of each other and sadistically mutilated in long, squirm-inducing sequences that not only break them mentally but also become increasingly uncomfortable which is the whole point behind it and sets the brutality in motion for the final half. That third half is where this one really lets loose by offering all manner of graphic and brutal efforts. Not only featuring the great sequence in the bar that shows him wiping out the rescue party singlehandedly but the flashback to the brutality of the war that provides plenty of emotional and logical motivation for the ensuing rampage. With the confrontation in the factory full of endless corridors, trap-filled rooms and full-on confrontations that pile on the ruthlessness of the two to ensure they keep their legacy intact against their determination to stop them that keeps this moving along through the thrilling action, top-notch gore and a fantastically downbeat ending that helps to sell this one further. Part of what makes the film so unflinching is the message behind it all. The political ramifications of the film, going back to the original time in the flashbacks showing the way all the different soldiers and police forces have been corrupted by the effects of war around them is an intriguing contrast. As the war around them rages on, the effect it has on those caught up within it creates a wholly chilling concept of always begetting violence and perversion. As the old guard in this society has to continually prey on the next generation to survive, they're forced into ever more extreme exploits to overpower the stronger one, creating the violent culture personified here. Some of this ends up making the film run longer than it should but that's the main issue here.
Rated Unrated/R: Extreme Graphic Violence, several rape scenes, Full Nudity and Graphic Language.
- Jan 9, 2019