Vile Review

vile movie reviewYear: 2011

Director: Taylor Sheridan

Synopsis: A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken in a locked house with another group of people and quickly find out that they are unlucky test subjects for an unknown group of experimental drugs dealers.

My Short Review: At first I did not think much about vile and the beginning was a big turnoff:

–       Group of young people camping in the wild. Check

–       Stop at a creepy gas station. Check

–       Meet with a weird person and trust her. Check.

But sometimes its good not to know what you’re in for, and I had no idea what would happen later ( I did not even read the synopsis of Vile).  I was expecting some kind of cabin in the woods movie and instead got a basic, but efficient Torture porn movie. The fact that the victims have to torture one another or themselves is actually a nice twist in a tired formula. There are plenty of good ideas, from the classic nail clipping to the more original ironing and, if not everything is shown on-screen, the sound effects take over to give us some good cringing scenes.

Unfortunately, the inconsistent acting (some actors are just plain bad) and one of the final twist (easy to see coming and badly implemented) bring my rating down.

But all in all, this is again the kind of film that gives you exactly what you were looking for, nothing more (could have done with a bit more gore and T&A), nothing less.

My Rating: 6.5/10