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“Let’s go to the nuthouse…. What you say?” [J.T.]
on 18 August 2017
In this 2008 dark ‘horror’ Rickie and J.T. are two high school ’wasters’ who cut class and end up in an abandoned psychiatric hospital where they discover a naked mute woman chained to a table in the basement. So what are two testosterone filled teenagers going to do?
It doesn’t take long to dislike the ‘lads’ and the feeling gets worse when they come across the girl, but the film is misleading. This had the makings of a hilarious fun comedy [in a bizarre ‘Wasting Away’ sense] but starts way too seriously to ever become a comedy. It’s a twisted and cynical view of the world but that’s not a bad thing. As the film progresses the negative feelings give way to acceptance and then compelling fascination as the character interactions come into play in a philosophically scathing social indictment sort of way.
The single disc opens to three trailers before offering play, scene select, extra features [commentary on/off, behind the scenes, make-up effects gallery, trailer] and audio set-up [5.1/2.0]. Rated 18 this has violence, nudity and swearing [F & C words] plus a whole range of disturbing ‘taboo’ topics thrown into the mix from necrophilia, sodomy, rape, murder…. [you get the idea]. The real disconcerting issue here though are the thought processes and reactions of the boys but its not the real gore fest you’d expect, although there are a few good ‘jumpy’ moments in the first half. Highly disturbing but also thought provoking but not without flaws, but still a good ***** view.