*** SPOILERS ***
I type 'Spoilers' at the start of this review, but I'm sure anyone who watches this movie, will know exactly what they're letting themselves in for as its not exactly a mainstream movie known by most people. Die-Hard horror fans will no doubt know about this movie, even if they haven't watched it.
I saw this movie maybe a year and a half ago, but watched it again this morning. There is no storyline here to speak of. The movie is a mere 40 minutes long and exists purely to document the kidnapping, dismemberment, disembowling and decapitation of a young woman. This is all played out very slowly, very close-up and the camera NEVER pans away. Disturbingly the woman is alive throughout the entire ordeal until her decapitation.
The actual special effects, while they have faults are very well done. You watch it and find yourself wondering how they achieved certain parts of the movie. There was a bit too much red jelly-like material for me for it to look as authentic as it could have, but the actual cuts and dismemberment look eerilly real. Special mention has to go however to the authenticity of the removed eyeball and the yicking it caused me when the perpetrator enjoys a suck on it. DISGUSTING! Just as much so as the tonguing of the decapitated head....
The young woman is injected with drugs before the murderer sets to work and I don't know what he has given her, but by gawd it must be strong for what was endured without as much as a squeak from her! I could do with me some of that for when the old back is playing up.
I could recommend this movie to carefully selected friends, but most people you would recommend this to who watched it would no doubt think you were seriously disturbed for watching it, never mind recommending it. Never-the-less, I hand the 'recommended' award to this one, purely because I think fans of gory horror really should see it as I don't think I have seen anything like it before.
I found it difficult to watch and it felt very exploitative to me due to the close-up unflinching depiction of this poor womans demise, but you have to hand it to them, they achieved exactly what they set out to I imagine. I'm not a squeamish person at all, but I found myself wrinkling my nose on more than 1 occasion watching this one, for that alone it deserves the thumbs up.