4.5 / 5
Tagline: To avoid fainting, keep repeating, "It's only a movie...it's only a movie..."
Directed by: Wes Craven
Written by: Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Actors include: David Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Cassel
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Length: 118 minutes
Wow okay well this is one of those films I would never show to a child, even though I watched it the first time as one. It's really and truly disturbing and horrifying in a way that few films can be. Two young girls are on their way to a concert and they try to buy some weed off of some locals. Thing is, they are kidnapped and horribly tortured psychologically and physically. Then in an ironic twist the thugs seek refuge in a nearby house (which happens to be the parents of one of their kidnappees). I've pretty much already said too much but damn is this movie intense. The only thing which ruins it (and I even removed 1/2 star for it) is the bumbling detective work and blooper type stuff they do. Still incredibly worthwhile...so long as you are mature enough to handle it...