Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pig (2010)

Director: Adam Mason

Writers: Andrew Howard, Adam Mason

Composers: Phil Bloomberg, Tim Polecat

Starring: Andrew Howard, Guy Burnet, Lorry O'Toole, Molly Black, Juliet Quintin-Archard

More info: IMDb

Tagline:  He does all the things you dare not even think!

Plot: A deranged psychotic spends his summer day deciding how to deal with the three captives he has chained up on his land. With only his own troubled mind and his dim-witted companion available to guide him and the fate of his victims, the disturbed man makes violent choice after violent choice.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Even horror fans might not dig this one but it does have some things going for it even if it didn't work for me.  It's shot in a way that looks like it's one long take but if you're paying attention to it then you'll probably catch some of the hidden edits.  That alone is impressive.  The psycho (I don't think he's ever given a name) has one partner in crime (a very pregnant mentally ill woman he calls, "Retard") who is annoying as fuck.  In addition to her mental speech (she talks as if she's deaf, which she isn't, using only the middle/back of her tongue to speak) she's almost constantly squeezing a dog squeaky toy.  It's an assault on the ears.  They have three victims that we see tortured and killed.  There's blood and some gore but it's not as gruesome as you'd think considering the filming technique and the brutality of the psycho.  The almost constant music helps the pacing and watchability.  It is repetitive but it serves the film better than you'd think.  There is no nudity except for the psycho.  He gives you full frontal and backal.  I literally knew nothing about this film and I watched it cold when a friend asked, "what's this about?".  93 minutes later we made it to the end.  The final few minutes, while putting an interesting spin on who the psycho is, hardly makes up for the sometimes dull and annoying rest of the film.  It starts off good and interesting and ends that way but what's in between has a lot of filler and a neat filming technique.  If this sounds intriguing, you should seek it out and give it a whirl for better or worse.  Even though this isn't much of a recommend, hardcore horror fans should take a chance.  At least it's different. 

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