100 Bloody Acres (2012) Review

100 Bloody Acres reviewSynopsis: (from IMDb) Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their “secret ingredient” to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

My Quick Review: 100 Bloody acres follows the steps of recent redneck horror comedies such as “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” and balances shock moments with crassy humor pretty well.

What could have been another “texas Chainsaw” copycat (with laughs) turns out to be a better movie than expected, thanks in particular to a strong cast led by Damon HerrimanJustified) who plays  Reg, the dumber of the two brothers, but also the one with a conscience.

The characters are particularly well written and could have found their own place in a Coen Brothers movie and some situations are unexpected and very hilarious (including a  scene with an older woman that is probably the most shocking moment in the entire movie).

What prevent 100 Bloody acres to become an Indie classic are mainly pacing problems (I found myself looking at the watch sometimes) and a lack of visual flair/style.  With that being said, I still have to recommend it to fans of Horror comedies.

My Rating: 6/10


Origin: Australia

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