Two men chained in an underground room could possibly escape if one of them would saw off his own leg. From this thin but grizzly premise & with its finite set, a grand guinol is presented as from a stage.
There were long stretches at the beginning of the film when I was bored & almost gave up on it because of bad acting. A largely static one-room set required good acting if this was to work particularly well, & it wasn't looking like it was working.
But as the story spread out with more locations & more characters it finally got my attention. By the "surprise" ending it seemed a pretty decent if unpleasant horror-thriller, despite that the scenery-chewing dudes trapped in the bathroom continued to undermine both the suspense & the gross-out bits not merely because they overacted their roles but because they overacted them so badly.
It is finally assessible as poker-faced kitsch that might've been dreamed up by a couple smarter-than-average picked-on goth tweens hoping to gross out their parents, a healthier way to act out their loserly frustrations than to go Columbine on everyone.
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