Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vile (2011)

Number Rolled: 5
Movie Name/Year: Vile (2011)
Genre: Horror
Length: 87 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Writer: Eric Jay Beck, Rob Kowsaluk
Actors: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith, Greg Cipes, Maya Hazen, Elisha Skorman, Heidi Mueller, Rob Kirkland, McKenzie Westmore, Ian Bohen, Stephanie Barboza, Maria Olsen

Four friends decide to head home from a camping trip a little later than expected. They think nothing of stopping at a little run down gas station, but maybe they should have. Like in every movie of this kind, that hick-run gas station is their first step on a road that lands them in a room with strangers who want to hurt them.

From the very first credits to the ending, “Vile” is nothing but complete torture porn. I will admit that I enjoy some good bloody horror movies after a bad day. They take the edge off how angry or upset the rest of the world got me. However, I don’t think that it should be all about the torture with very little story to back it up. A good movie is made by the story. Bad effects, acting, and even a mediocre script can be forgiven if the plot completely absorbs the audience. “Vile” was as messed up as “Saw” where gore was concerned, but there was difference in that it was almost completely pointless.

There were parts of the script that were amusing. Every once in a while the film got a chuckle or a cringe out of me and I didn’t absolutely hate the actors (or the ending). However, when it was all over, it left me feeling like I had wasted my time.

In the future, if I ever have the desire to watch “Vile,” I’ll just watch one of the “Saw” series instead.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.2/5
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 36%

Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

P.S. For the director and both writers, this was their first full length film.

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