1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Katie (Jo Hartley) and Jeff (James Doherty) are two social workers who take four troubled teens to a remote cottage in a remote village for...I am not sure what, but they are there. The townsfolk all seem to have the same bad teeth and large ears. After a run in, our heroes become the main attraction in a theater one might see in "Blood Sucking Freaks" complete with a bare bottomed organ player right out of Monty Python.
The theater aspect, which was by far the highlight of the film, needed a third act. There was significant internal conflict within the teen group which served more as a distraction. Instead they should have used this as an opportunity to develop dark humor. The film is also sold as a comedy, but the humor was more in their outfits. The production certainly has the potential to achieve cult status as it has all the qualifications, but for me it fell short. Personally I prefer "House of a 1,000 Corpses" or "10,000 Maniacs" or "Blood Sucking Freaks" for this type of cult genre.
Recommend as a strong cult rental.
Parental Guide: Frequent F-bombs, attempted rape, sex play, male rear nudity.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2013
I was really looking forward to this film having watched the superb Eden Lake i thought another gritty British film ( v.loosely based along the same lines ) would match up....Sadly it didn't AT ALL. Ridiculous story and poor acting throughout More humorous than brutal...would wait until the postage is more expensive than the item and then its still a flip of a coin to whether you actually buy this.2/5
on 9 July 2015
I really enjoyed this. I found it to be quite comical and entertaining, whilst being just creepy enough and with enough gore to keep it as a 80/20 horror/comedy.
I haven't seen anything with Jo Hartley, James Doherty or Seamus O'Neill in before, but I must say they were very good actors and they did a great job. It's kind of a B movie, but it's very entertaining and the acting isn't bad like in many low budget, direct to dvd, B movies.
It's definitely worth a watch.
on 1 March 2015
very , very gory but the comedy gets lost in a river of blood , which is a shame as this is well acted and well made.
the special effects [which are mostly digital] are outstanding , as good as the effects in Piranha [the remake] but it makes it hard to laugh when your trying to hold down your lunch. I was hoping after a saw cradle of fear that Alex Chandon would be the future for british horror , but if this is the future then I think I need more Jess Franco movies in my life.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2012
A terrific British horror movie.....the British Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
This film has it all.. mordant coal black humour, scintillating and realistic dialogue (for a change), amazing scenes of gore and characters who are believable and do not do stupid things.
A real shot in the arm for the British Horror Film industry ( but less impressive i would imagine for the Yorkshire tourist industry)
on 21 February 2015
Gory,brave film making and twisted british comedy of sorts.The complete opposite of what british films were 15 years ao and that is a very good thing!
It was one messed iup freaky film , alittle hard to watch but I'm glad that I stuck with it (and glad that it's a british film being over the top with gore and not an american one again)
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
It's been over 10 years since I last saw a film by Alex Chandon "Cradle of Fear" was patchy but showed promise, now we have Inbred. I am a massive horror fan and this film goes to prove that independent movies are where all the hidden gems are, this is one of the best of it's kind. It takes standard genre elements, backwards/backwoods villains, teens in peril, and mixes it up with the ritualistic behaviours of "The Wicker Man" with a little bit of "Clockwork Orange" thrown in. And then there's the gore! How many times do you put in a DVD with a misleading cover and misleading hype only to be disappointed? Well, a deceivingly low budget opening shot leads to a couple of startling special effects that actually made me sit up in my chair thinking "Oh my god that was actually stunning, you have my attention now". Inbred goes all out, using a combination of practical effects enhanced by CGI these guys have outdone pretty much anything I've seen outside of the most top budget gore films such as the Romero Zombie movies. It gave me a feeling I've not had in years where the special effects are fresh and startling and can actually be showcased. At times the rituals of the yokels get really twisted and weird and because the effects are gut wrenchingly disturbing I actually did start to feel a few twinges of dread at a couple of points at the thought of what I might be about to see, especially when they suddenly brought phallic vegetables and a horse into the equation. Hard to believe too that despite all this I found myself laughing, it has oh so black humour and bizarre over the top bumpkin caricatures. It's bonkers, shocking, nasty, and hilarious. Just bravo to everyone involved and thank you for giving fans the perfect horror treat, it's superb.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Alex Chandon's take on the classic 'backward horror movie' sees the nuances of Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre transferred to sedate Yorkshire countryside. A group of young offenders are chaperoned by their wily care workers in an attempt to generate some modicum of social conscience through a team building exercise in the remote village of Mortlake.
A chance run in with some locals sees the group pitted against the bizarre inhabitants of Mortlake as each becomes a potential showcase for an underground Cirque de Freak. The ensuing mayhem revolves around how the protagonists attempt to outwit the strange collection of assailents and make a bid for freedom.
INBRED is a brutal movie that manages to combine the shock and gore of contemporary horror movies and the black, black comedy that we British love so much. It is fair to say, rather than reboot the genre, this particular take pays significant homage to the original movies that shaped it. Zero CGI, close attention to character study and powerful, well orchestrated in-your-face violence helps make this movie much more than a standard romp through the genre.
A cult classic? Oh, yes. If there is any justice at all, time will see it achieve much, much more.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This little scorcher of a film is set in Yorkshire. It is about four young offenders who are being taken on a weekend with two care workers to learn a bit about how others live. Jeff (James Doherty `In The Loop'), is the square one who wants rules and boundaries to keep the kids in check and Kate (Jo Hartley - `The Young Victoria') is the one who gets down with the homies type.
Well they arrive at their destination which is a dilapidated ex farm type place and get down to lots of swearing, complaining and `attitude' especially Dwight, who is a real pain. As a reward for cleaning up the dump, they get taken to the local pub, `The Dirty Hole'. This is full of locals who are quite clearly dentist dodgers and the Landlord Jim doesn't do food but does do home made pork scratching - the hairy sort. Next day they sally forth to do some reclamation work at a train graveyard and soon the locals are on the scene and things get out of hand pretty quick.
This is just excellent, I actually expected nothing, but this is like an extreme version of `The League of Gentleman', it says in the opening credits who designed `Blood and Gore Effects', so you pretty much know what was coming. But and there is a great big but here, they are incidental to the whole thing rather than being the raison d'être . The humour is dark in a depraved way, the grotesquery of characters are all just brilliant and it is genuinely scary in a kind of freak you out way, rather than relying on sudden `frights'. We even have a house band at the pub and a full on banjo player, with a rather well penned ditty that gives some indication as to the welcome `outsiders' will receive. Add to this the fact that the characters all get a chance to shine and you have close to a perfect horror flick.
This is not for the squeamish; there is blood, gore, torture and some jaw droppingly ugly freaks here. Co writer and director Alex Chandon has made an original, highly entertaining and darkly comic tale and its based in Yorkshire - what is not to like? A special mention goes to Seamus O Neil (War Horse) who plays Jim and steals every scene he is in; he alone gets the full five stars, this was the most entertaining film I have seen in ages and can not recommend highly enough, don't eat your tea whilst watching and if you like pork scratchings, this will put you off them for life.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I wasn't sure what to expect from this when I rented it out. I have read some glowing reviews but lets be honest here, it's a micro budget comedy/horror film made in the Yorkshire dales, with a cast of complete unknowns, how good could it be?
The answer is simple, mindblowing!
How the film makers managed to create such inventive and downright sickening effects on such a small budget deserves nothing but respect.
This film has everything you could want from a comedy/horror, it's genuinely funny in parts, genuinely shocking and disturbing in others. Sure it's silly fare but that is exactly what it's meant to be. The acting is very effective for a cast of unknowns and the main villain is as creepy as you could get. His thick broad Yorkshire accent ala Brian Glover from the Hovis TV commercials (Nowt tekken owt), only adds to his menace as the film progresses.
It's a simple story, 2 social workers take a bunch of annoying, troubled brats to the Yorkshire Dales for a weekend of teamwork and bonding. The trouble is, they've picked a small forgotten mining town, where the only people there are all deformed and mental in-breeds and don't take kindly to strangers. Then the carnage begins.
The effects and kill scenes in this film are what make it special. We see people graphically having thier heads blown to bits by a shotgun, heads and body parts being hit full on with an axe and a meat cleaver, people splattered and completely mangled by a white van, blown up by land mines, having thier head stomped on and smashed to peices by a p***ed of horse, body parts cut off with a chainsaw etc, etc, it's complete lunacy but done with such flair, that you are literally jumping out of your seat in disgust every few minutes.
The humour is just brilliant, they capture the complete worst of the broad Yorkshire folklore and some of the one liners and dialogue just have to be heard to be believed, it's fantastic.
I read one review on this film claiming that it's racist towards Yorkshire folk but I was born and bred in Yorkshire and I didn't see this as being racist one bit. It's just a barrel load of fun and one of the best 90 minutes I've spent in a long time.
If you like gruesome and disturbing horror films (and if you are reading this I'm guessing you do) then you'll love this. Get the popcorn ready, sit ya ass on the couch and be prepared for an outrageous hour and a half.