The film starts out disorienting you. At first, it seems to be a volatile social drama of a dysfunctional marriage between Jay and Shel (Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring), but it’s hard to know what they are arguing about with such intensity. They have Sam and Gal over for dinner and something is still very wrong with this marriage and Jay certainly lacks good manners. Sam and Jay head off to whatever their job is. It’s that would be described as professional hitmen.
Then the film veers off into a grim gangster picture, sort of. Jay and Sam’s temperamental and weird relationship is marred by disagreements as to the level of violence necessary to do the job. Jay is on some kind of vendetta about either religion or child abuse, but we aren’t sure, but he hideously vengeful about something.
Finally after a few plot twists morphs into a horror film. This happens slowly, building to a pretty perverse ending.
It’s definitely different. If you like psychological and physical violence with your cinema roller coaster, you may want to check it out. It is well made and the the acting is convincing. I sort of thought that over-the -top and confusion of the events trumped the story to some extent. But I do like to see how the horror genre can be reinvented. You have to wait a bit, but by the end it is definitely a horror flm.
See for yourself. ( if you dare – ha ha)