Probably the most audience polarizing film since Antichrist.
Listen to me and a friend splutter in attempt to explain the films worth over at The Last Podcast Show: Stop Worry and Love This Podcast
The incessant need for gore in the modern horror film is a trend which caught on soon after the immensely popular first instalment of the Saw franchise. Since then, B-Grade directors have been wickedly attempting to outdo one another by piling up the body count; insisting they creatively show us as many severed limbs, broken bones and flowing blood and ooze as possible, attempting to induce squeamishness in even the most accustomed “torture porn” junkie. Ururguayan-born director Fede Alvarez joins…
An unflinching film which could be rendered perfect if it had a stronger ending. With that minor qualm aside, this is an engrossing film and my eyes never left the screen once. It reminds me of a less bizarre version of Miike's Visitor Q, though much more satisfying and much, much more stylish.
Brilliant, masterful cinema at its most provocative and brutal.