IN A VIOLENT NATURE – “Offers a bloody (and extra brutal) new twist on the tired slasher premise”

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RATING

DIRECTOR

Directed by: Chris Nash

MAIN CAST

• Ry Barrett as Johnny
• Andrea Pavlovic as Kris
Cameron Love as Colt
Reece Presley as The Ranger
Liam Leone as Troy
Charlotte Creaghan as Aurora

SYNOPSIS

When a group of teens takes a locket from a collapsed fire tower in the woods, they unwittingly resurrect the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit spurred on by a horrific 60-year-old crime. The undead killer soon embarks on a bloody rampage to retrieve the stolen locket, methodically slaughtering anyone who gets in his way.

REVIEW SUMMARY

Chris Nash’s In a Violent Nature offers a bloody (and extra brutal) new twist on the tired slasher premise. By putting the perspective solely on the killer, the movie feels completely fresh, this despite the plot being reminiscent of hundreds of other horror flicks out there. It’s a simple yet genius flip, one that works wonders in upping the terror. But, by following our lumbering and slow-moving villain, it makes the proceedings extra tedious. I would call it a slow burn, but the pace never really ramps up – consistently moving at a sludge-like pace from one kill to the next. There’s a chilling coldness to it all though. Maybe it’s the absence of the “jump scare waiting to happen” score, but the film feels more “real” than most. It’s certainly more gruesome. That’s because the film boasts some truly nauseating kills, ones that will make you squirm in your seat as you squint through all the bloodletting. One in particular, involving a hole in a torso, is especially shocking (you’ll know it when you see it). So, you know, it’s not for the squeamish. And while there’s little in the way of character depth, that’s not what this is about. This is a deconstruction of the genre. It’s a pitiless look at what horror villains like Jason and Michael Myers do in-between their sudden appearances. It’s an examination into true evil from evil’s POV. And what can I say, it works!

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