For some creepy inbred hillbillies, look no further than the movie “Inbred”, straight out of the U.K. I was expecting some deformed, disfigured, deranged villagers expressing violence as commonly as watching TV… and I was not disappointed, as it made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.
Two social workers take four troubled teenagers out to a far, secluded, countryside village in an attempt to improve their attitudes by working together to renovate a broken-down house. However, the village’s citizens do not take kindly to strangers entering their territory and capture the group of 6 for a private, violent and graphic show reserved for the villagers.
The movie starts off quite quickly with some impressive and unexpected violence, then takes a pause (as do most horror movies to allow you to get to know the main characters a little more and to allow you to form an opinion of your own about each) before some suspense resumes. Some humoristic moments are sometimes present (again, as in most horror flicks) as well as moments that make you cringe at the realism of the special effects.
The plot is not anything out of the ordinary, as normal citizens falling upon deranged individuals who take pleasure in torturing and killing others has already been done before (for example, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, and many more). You also learn to change your mind and like characters that you used to dislike, in addition to despising some that seemed so trustworthy in the beginning.
These things, you have already witnessed in other films. However, the graphic violence, intense (yet not “Evil Dead-like” excessive) gore, and creepiness of the “inbreds” makes for a superbly entertaining movie that will make you laugh at some of the villagers as much as say “Holy shit!” at some of the violent scenes.
A fantastically amusing film with original kill scenes at times (the horse; you will know what I’m talking about once you see it…) and realistic gore that allow this movie to receive a rating of 4 stars out of 5.