Title: The 11th Aggression

Also known as:
The Eleventh Aggression

Year: 2009

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Language: English

Runtime: 104 min

Director: Charles Peterson

Writer: Charles Peterson, Elias Castillo, Jose Rosete

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483539/

Plot:
A sadistic killer is on the loose and only Detectives Davidson and Garret can stop him.

Our thoughts:
Well, that didn't take long for me to find another Chemical Burn movie that felt like the cinematic equivalent of someone dragging my bare ass across strips of sandpaper. "The 11th Aggression" is nothing more than another movie about cops in pursuit of a serial killer who want to stop him before he kills again. Only on a no-budget scale with basement production values. To be fair, it was an obvious ambitious project to take on for a no-budget project and ultimately that's why I think the movie was a complete mess.

The biggest problem that "The Eleventh Aggression" has is that it tries to make itself unwatchable by having absolutely horrendous acting, especially by Lanny Rethaber who plays Detective Garret. Most of the performances can be excused for this type of movie since it usually lacks quality, and it's something I'm willing to look past. However, Lanny Rethaber's performance of a dirty cop with a quick temper is frustrating and beyond irritating. I found myself wanting to stop the movie several times and just say, "Fuck this!" You can only watch someone chew the scenes and scream so much, for no reason, before you finally get tired of it.

The script seemed like it was the second biggest problem as the dialogue exchanges were often cringe worthy, exposition was constantly being forced out and explained by characters since the movie didn't know how to tell the story even though it was all so basic. Obviously "The 11th Aggression" wanted to be more than a gory slasher - instead it wanted to be a gory thriller. Problem is that it didn't work. It didn't work at all. Again, the movie is nothing more than cops chasing a serial killer. Been there, done that. Often it seemed like there was no reason why they couldn't have gotten this killer sooner - they had all the clues. Yet some how, he always managed to slip away. (Got get that body count up, I guess.) It just felt like the potholes and inconstancies were too great to take the movie seriously, and the "twist" at the end offered nothing and felt both forced and unnecessary.

The idea was there but it wasn't any where near being executed properly or at least being given the attention that was needed to make it work. "The 11th Aggression" wanted to be more but ended up offering much less than any other crappy no-budget horror movie. No structure, no tone or pace, failed logic and some truly awful acting made the movie unwatchable.


Positive things:
- I actually made it all the way through?
Negative things:
- It exists and it has distribution.

Rating:
Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 1/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 0/5

We got this movie from:
Chemical Burn Entertainment

It can be bought from:
Chemical Burn Entertainment

Reviewed by:
Preston




 

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