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“... a British version of 2001 Maniacs.”
on 23 July 2017
Directed by Alex Chandon
Country Germany UK
Four juvenile delinquents and two counselors drive out into the country to a town that doesn't appear on their GPS. One of the counselors, the socially awkward one one, offers the theory the GPS simply hasn't been updated yet. But it is on his old fashioned map. A small plot hole that's a foreshadowing of many plot holes to come both big and small.
When they arrive at the rundown cottage they get to work. When the kids get rewarded with a trip to the local pup the locals turn out to be very peculiar.
If your a fan of gore this movie won't leave you wanting. There's a mix of practical effects and CGI leaning just a little too much towards the CGI. But the kills are definitely well executed and entertaining except for maybe the main course. The gore is aimed to disgust but are infused with a good dose of humor too.
The delinquents and their counselors have some cliché characteristics but in general manage to endear themselves to the audience. The same can't be said for the villains who were able to get on my nerves rather quickly. The theatrics surrounding the murders take too long taking the sting out of some of the gore.
But it's with a hole riddled plot that the movie really starts to unravel. The blurbs on the cover compare the movie to Texas Chainsaw massacre but it's clear this is a British version of 2001 Maniacs. I guess that description would have been a bit too accurate. Unlike 2001 Maniacs which was basically a continuation of the civil war this movie doesn't have a clear plot to it. And whatever plot there is just doesn't make much sense if any.
Inbred is definitely worth a watch but just how much you'll like it will depend on whether or not you're able to appreciate the villains of the movie. If your requirement is that every movie should have an intriguing plot, Inbred is probably not for you.