One day I was sitting around, minding my own business, trying not to bother anyone and get yelled at, when my good friend and dear fn Laura made a post about this movie. At first I was intrigued by her use of the word “pootling” but then I read further and this sounded like something I’d like. So, what did I do? I rented the mother fucker and totally loved it. The opening is actually quite good looking and the music is something to remember (the Good Reader will recall that I rarely notice a musical score) so I mentioned it on Twitter and our man Gary went and watched it but he didn’t like it as much as I did. He thought it relied to heavy on the flashbacks, which I actually enjoyed but it is what it is and I loved it. I loved the music and how everything just keeps spiraling out of control and things just keep getting worse and worse. The end might put a few people off but it didn’t bother me. Pollyanna McIntosh, who you may remember from the dreadful THE WOMAN cleans herself up nicely and plays the lead in this. She’s a cop recently assigned to a new station where she spends the night there battling evil. And a couple of bloodthirsty maniacs.On her way to the office she runs into Davos and cuts off some more of his fingers before sending him on a quest to find something or other.No, that’s not right. She dyes his beard black and then takes him to the jail for some questioning.Oh wait – some kid runs into Davos with his car and then Davo’s body goes missing. That’s it! She takes the kid to jail to lock him up and then Davos shows up! He’s a man of few words but he knows things about you. He knows who you are and he knows what you’ve done:The rest of the movie plays out over the course of the night with everyone basically going apeshit down in that jail. I really liked how everything kept escalating and the fight choreography was done well. Aside from these two handy pictures I’ve just published, it’s not super gory or anything and the dead people are just kind of alluded to in brief shots. But look how nice I am that I captured them for you here!
I read on the IMDB message board where someone said this is a rip-off of The Traveler – that movie where Val Kilmer plays a fat, yellow squash (you should TOTALLY click that link!) but I’ve never seen it and don’t plan to. I thought this was a lot of fun and even watched it twice while I had it rented. One of the good things about the second viewing is that I was able to figure out who the missing kid was from the Jailhouse bulletin board. Suggested and recommended? Yep!