Title: The Violent Kind

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Year: 2010

Genre: Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 85 min

Director: Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores

Writer: Phil Flores, Mitchell Altieri & Adam Weis

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1472195/

A farm house in the woods is occupied by a group of bikers solely for one purpose - to party. But the good mood changes fast when a few of them are badly hurt. They try and take care of a badly hurt girl, but she's acting strange and starts attacking them. Soon a different biker gang arrives, and they're out to get the girl.

Our thoughts:
Is it stupid of me that sometimes when I get a review copy, I don't even read the back? I often just skim through the cover really fast and then put it in the pile. With this one I did that, making me expect more of a thriller of sorts. Although, a while into the film I figured I'd see what it was about, so when things kicked in I wasn't shocked. A good or bad thing? I don't know. But it's certainly not action or thriller, it's rather a very typical horror that happens to be quiet about it within the actual film. For the first quarter or so, at least.

It starts off as a biker flick where a gang and some friends go to a farm house to party, and later on in the night some of them end up extremely hurt. They can't leave because their cars won't starts so they have to stay and take care of the girl that is hurt. But of course, she turns out to have been infected by something, or so. She's becoming very zombie-esque, although it's not really a zombie at all. Which will be explained a bit more once another biker gang arrives, torturing the surviving party-goers to get the "zombie girl". Not sure if it makes sense, but it's not very complicated. It just happens to be a film that wants to surprise you, so most moves it makes seem random and sudden. Which they are, but at this point the film it becomes is a lot more typical than the film it started out as. I was kinda excited to see a biker thriller, and yawned once I realized where it was going.

Does that mean it was terrible? Nah, it's not terrible. There are way worse films out there that feature zombie-esque creatures, especially nowadays. This one has a few unique touches that makes it acceptable, and I think that the characters are alright (SOME!). And the acting of the main villain biker was quite good. He was very eccentric and reminded me of Giovanni Ribisi. At the same time, because I enjoyed him on screen, I REALLY would've liked it to be just a thriller and not horror so that he'd be main focus. Oh well, what can you do?

Complain, that's what you can do! But I won't be too harsh. At least not about that. I will however say that the film is rather bland at times. And even though it's not a waste of time I think you should make sure it's a film you want to see before you go ahead and do so. If you enjoy where horror is nowadays then I'm sure you'll be excited by this. To me it's just slightly above bad, with some alright moments and plenty of poor CGI effects but at the same time some decent bloody scenes. It takes a few interesting turns, but it's far from as unique, weird and different as it wants to be if you're frequent with modern horror movies. This isn't my proudest moment of reviewing, but I feel that not going into it too much works out better for me (lazy), the movie, and you (in case you want to see it).

Positive things:
- Enjoyed the main villain.
- A few interesting turns.

Negative things:
- Might've been better if it was a biker thriller/home invasion thriller rather than something supernatural.
- CGI effects.
- This isn't specifically about the movie, but some quotes I've seen around for this film are annoying me. Don't listen to these quotes!

Gore: 3/5
Nudity: 1/5
Story: 2.5/5
Effects: 2.5/5
Comedy: 1/5

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