Title: Boy Meets Girl

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Year: 1994

Genre: Horror / Independent

Language: English

Runtime: 93 min

Director: Ray Brady

Writer: Ray Brady & Jim Crosbie

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109324/

A meeting between a man and a woman at a bar slowly turns towards a night of crazy sex, until the man is drugged and wakes up strapped in a chair, only to have this beautiful woman torture him along with her assistant.

Our thoughts:
I like to think I'm a pretty open-minded guy when it comes to independent/underground films, especially if they're torture films. They don't need to be extreme movies to still work as torture films either. However, "Boy Meets Girl" is a movie I don't understand how people can be impressed with. At all. It's certainly not the bottom of the barrel, but give me a break people, did we watch the same movie? I've heard about this movie for many years, and this was the last thing I expected.

You kinda know how a movie like this is gonna start out; a man meets a woman and ends up at her place, and then wakes up strapped in a chair. No surprises there, and of course no let-downs either. I was very optimistic this far, and for quite a while actually. It has a nice feeling to it, I'll give it that. Very atmospheric and a really dark setting at that. But then something happens.. No wait, I mean, then something DOESN'T happen. That's right. What I expected was torture, and that never happened. This movie feels more like a bondage movie than a torture movie. There are a few things that could be considered torture, but it's all ridiculously tame and I never felt that uncomfortable feeling you often get from these films. Hell, even a movie like "Saw" gave me more of that than this one did, and then we're talking about a nicely polished Hollywood film. We all know the dirty underground can make really twisted torture films. I doubt I even need to namedrop anything, you should already be nodding your head while reading this. One scene in particular made "Boy Meets Girl" silly, and that was the microwave scene. For some reason they thought this would be a cool way to torture someone; to stick his hand through a cut-out hole in the microwave door. I think a 5 year old could think of better torture than that.

Now, the movie isn't a total waste if you expect close to no torture. Like I said it has some good atmosphere going on, and I also have to mention that the acting is pretty good. The movie is 90% dialogue though, so keep that in mind. The acting becomes an important part. But yeah, this isn't a movie I will ever watch again, I couldn't even enjoy that it took a bit of an artistic route, and I won't recommend it to anyone I know unless they step up to me and ask "Can you recommend an overrated torture movie without torture?". Sorry for yet another short review, but this sums it up.

Positive things:
- Atmospheric.
- Acting.
Negative things:
- Not very effective.
- Lame torture.
- Stupid quote on the DVD, "The English answer to Man Bites Dog".

Gore: 0.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 3/5
Comedy: 1/5

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