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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chained (2012)

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Julie Ormond, Jake Weber, Eamon Farren
Director: Jennifer Lynch


Premise:
A serial killer raises a boy after killing his mother and teaches the ways of the trade. As the boy grows into a teenager, he must decide to carry out the what his mentor has taught him or to escape and find his father.

My Take:
This is one hard core, grizzly character study pulled off excellently by Vincent D'Onofrio as the killer. It's also a good debate in the nature vs nuture argument as the captive does what he must to survive while trying to hold on to what he was taught before being abducted. Be warned, this is a very uncomfortable movie to view and it is methodically paced. An outstanding third act which I never say coming left me speechless. In the end, the film leaves the audience to decide. There are no easy answers here.

Rating: So Good





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