Inbred – Movie Review

Inbred showed at Toronto After Dark Film Festival in Toronto October 19 2012

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The film’s website offers the following synopsis

A disparate group of young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved. This is a demented horror film with nowt taken out.
Director/Writer Alex Chandon The movie begins with 6 people visiting a small British town named Mortlake (which oddly enough the GPS does not recognize) for the weekend. They are on a community mission that involves fixing up a decrepit old manor. When that work is completed the oddness begins at the visit to The Dirty Hole Pub who is run from the apparently normal Joe (Seamus O’Neill). Normality is not so apparent in the patrons whose buck teeth, cross-eyed and ratty clothes reak of “hillbilly”. The pub oddly does not have any food other than “piss tasting” lemonade and hairy “pork scratchings” (aka pork rind – fried pig skin and fat). After an uneventful first night Joe just tells them to keep to themselves and they will be ok.

The next day begins with the four youths and two adults donning orange work vests and going to a train junkyard to salvage copper and any other valuables. When one of them runs into an adult magazine with nude women featuring cut out animal heads on them the weirdness begins. An altercation with 3 of the inbreds really kicks off the bloodbath.

Inbred showed at Toronto After Dark Film Festival in Toronto October 19 2012

The bucked tooth and hunchbacked (I thought they were only found in the fictional American South) inbreds of the town do love to watch a good gory death/torture show and cheer with great anticipation at the macabre carnival style show that ensues. You know before you walk in the movie that it will be a blood bath and the build up to the first death is relatively long. We get to know some of the town folk as well as the 6 “outsiders” – not really liking them too much but reveling in the fact that we know that most of them will get some of their body parts splattered in their grotesque deaths.

Inbred felt like a novel of three chapters: the intro (character development), the deaths (blood, blood and more blood), and the home invasion survival. Each act having its own pros and cons but the overall movie is an over the top blood bath interspersed with sick dark humor. I can clearly see such a movie polarizing its audience, and can already think of some of my friends who would call it stupid and others who would think its a cinematic masterpiece. I am of the latter camp and totally enjoyed the blood bath ride whose deaths include; cleaver decapitation, horse stomping on head, feces induced death, cars running over people, rifle decapitation, landmines and chainsaw amputations.
Inbred showed at Toronto After Dark Film Festival in Toronto October 19 2012

Inbred premiered more than a year ago in UK’s FrightFest and finally reaches Toronto for its local premiere at Toronto After Dark (TAD). Festival director Adam Lopez promised that this would be the goriest film of this years TAD. The film does NOT disappoint in the splendid gore of cinematic death – sick stuff that takes political correctness and covers it in a pile of shit.

The movie is already available on DVD and Blu-Ray as of October 15th.

Verdict: 4 out of 5. Blood soaked ride with some of the best gore ever seen on film. The deaths are reminiscent of some of the best video games where a double barreled shotgun can blast off half a head and leave brains dangling! Who knew there were hillbillies in England, and ones that played banjos at that!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival runs from October 18 – October 26 2012.  Do NOT miss it! Info and tickets here. Check out T-Mak World‘s full Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TAD) coverage here.
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