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CLIFF NOTES AREN'T BOOKS?,
This review is from: Thousand Cuts [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)
This is NOT a slasher film, it is a psychological thriller/drama. Lance Ross (Michael A. Newcomer) is a shallow Hollywood horror film director/writer who loves his sister. He has made a film franchise known as "A Thousand Cuts" based on an ancient oriental torture technique. As life imitates art, so it was. Oklahoma rube Frank (Michael O'Keefe) had a daughter who was a victim of the technique. He blames Lance and decides to have his revenge.
What I liked about the film was the crisp dialouge during the party. The characters were colorful. Frank, who comes across as a rube, has done his homework as he plans ahead. I expected a twist at the end more complex than what I got, i.e. Frank really being an actor hired by Lance's sister (Olesya Rulin) as that is where it appeared this thing was going and wish they would re-shoot the ending to suit me...but that won't happen.
The film does not contain any real torture scenes. There are glimpses of a torture victim (Madi Goff) from time to time, but nothing for gore fans. This is not a plot/action driven film. Fans of this genre, might try "Axed."
Parental Guide: No f-bombs (that I recall). No sex or nudity.