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Violent Kind, The


Stars: Joe Egender, Cory Knauf, Tiffany Shepis, Christina Prousalis, Bret Roberts, Taylor Cole, Mackenzie Firgens, Samuel Child

Director: The Butcher Brothers

Having to sit through really dreadful horror movies is part of the job. That said, it’s been a long, long time since I have suffered a deluge of dreck as truly terrible as served up here by the all-too-appropriately named The Butcher Brothers.

They’re appallingly served by their dire screenplay which, in turn, is appallingly served by their inept by-numbers direction of a cast of (to me, at any rate) unknowns who are all too likely to remain unknowns after The Violent Kind.

The key protagonists are of the “violent and notorious” Nor-Cal biker gang whom troubled second-generation gang member Knauf accompanies to a deserted farmhouse in the forest for a night of drinking and debauchery and really, really dreadful acting followed by gore galore and assorted grisliness.

Horror kicks in when Knauf’s former girlfriend Shepis is found covered in blood, and apparently noisily possessed. Knauf and his fellow revelers try and get help and then things really hot up with the arrival of another malicious gang, seemingly from the 1950s, who are determined to get hold of whatever is inside the possessed girl…

If I’ve made the film seem interesting or worthwhile, I do apologise. Story, direction and acting are all of appallingly low value, the combined result even lower. A perfect movie to recommend to someone you hate.

Alan Frank

USA 2010. UK Distributor: Metrodome. Colour.
87 minutes. not widescreen. UK certificate: 18.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 3, Drugs 3, Swearing 3.

Review date: 23 Jul 2011