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Fantasia Review: In a Valley of Violence
Luckily enough, at about a third of the way into the flick, some better, horror-themed elements began presenting themselves. The gore quota went up nicely as well. Sure, I had no friggin' clue as to what the hell was going on, but I also didn't necessarily loathe what I was watching either. One thing is for sure, though: Tiffany Shepis can even pull off hot while covered in blood. That may sound kind of sick, but watch and see what I mean.
The acting ranged from fair to pretty darn good throughout the flick too. The standouts were Ms. Shepis, Cory Knauf and Christina Prousalis as the would-be hero couple, and Joe Egender as the leader of the strange and malicious pack of bad guys. It was the odd charisma and sadistic sense of humor displayed by Egender that seemed to ignite the performances of the rest of his evil group. And what I liked most about these baddies was the vintage 50's-era vibe they were sporting with oldies music included. I've always felt that oldies fit in with horror real nicely and in THE VIOLENT KIND it was no different. Pretty cool stuff.
Now, on to the actual story. I'm afraid this aspect frustrated me. On one end, there seemed to be something really neat and sick panning out in regard to why the biker gang was getting f*cked with. However, after a good amount of crazy ideas were presented, the resulting conclusion did very little to explain why it all happened. I know that sometimes it is better to leave it up to the audience to make their own conclusions, but the data that we were given to make our own summation was nowhere near enough. There was some real heavy shit towards the end and I just wish that it all got tied together a little bit neater. I don't need everything explained, but VIOLENT's ending owed way more clarification than was given.
Audio English dolby digital with English and Spanish subtitles.
A couple of Deleted Scenes that were rightfully snipped.
And, of course, the flick's Trailer.