Blu-ray Review – INBRED
Absolutely no one on Earth will benefit from having seen this film, it isn’t so bad that it’s good: it’s just terrible.
Stu is back with his review of INBRED, out this week on Blu-Ray in the UK
Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: some cityfolk take a relaxing retreat in the countryside, only to find that the locals are bloodthirsty psychopaths. This plot has been done to the point that it might as well be its own subgenre. I like to refer to them as “wrong turn films” but you probably have your own name for them. By this point, pretty much every rural area has had one. The town I went to school in, Dingwall, even had its own last year with the surprisingly okay A Lonely Place To Die.
Inbred takes this unoriginal idea and applies to a group of young offenders from London and their social workers and ships them to rural Yorkshire, where the locals have cannibalistic tendencies, and put on League of Gentlemen-esque cabaret shows where people die in gruesome ways.
The idea is about as insensitive as it sounds – given that the victims are young offenders they are clearly going to be vulnerable people and most of them don’t look even close to being eighteen. Insensitivity really is the name of the game in Inbred, it’s rare that five minutes go without racist overtones, xenophobia or discrimination fun of the disabled.
It’s difficult to find any positives in Inbred, it is a film so bad that it left me speechless. The special effects are quite impressive, but with a film as poorly written as this one, they are wasted. The cinematography and editing is absolutely woeful. There are so many pointless extreme wide shots which make you think that maybe someone is coming from afar, but they aren’t. The actors who aren’t from Yorkshire tend to have terrible attempts at Yorkshire accents to the point where I thought some of them were supposed to be Scottish.
Inbred isn’t the worst film I’ve ever watched – that would be a film that I watched in 2005 called Love Object which was so bad that it kept me awake at night. Inbred is about a notch above that, which still leaves it as a hopeless, offensive mess.
Absolutely no one on Earth will benefit from having seen this film, it isn’t so bad that it’s good: it’s just terrible. I honestly felt dirty after I watched it. There are expertly written and well directed horror films out there like The Cabin in the Woods out there which are a much better investment of your time. You do not need to waste your time on this film.