Monday, October 13, 2014

The Afflicted


(2010)*1/2

A cruel and psychotic mother kills her husband when he tries to leave her. She then abuses her children brutally including prostituting her daughters to provide money for the household. Based on true events, this story is reprehensible and there can be no good outcome. From start to finish this film is nothing but deplorable and disturbing. I didn't find the acting to be believable from any of the parties involved and I count this as a small blessing considering the subject matter. The one highlight was seeing Kane Hodder in a rare talking role as the father, unfortunately he is killed off quickly and the rest of the film is just a long string of abuse and degradation. File this one under hell no!

7 comments:

Landshark said...

Sounds lovely!

AC said...

Ugh, sorry you had to suffer through this one.

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DCD said...

Yikes.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Sounds like a surefire cure for the blues!

Seriously though, thanks for taking this one for the team! So is this just a torture film with no payoff? (Don't mind if you spoil, probably not going to give this give one the time of day, but curious.)

Catfreeek said...

:::::SPOILER ALERT:::::
The ending is the most unsatisfying part of the film because the last standing daughter goes postal and you think your gonna get a satisfactory PITA but then after she offs mom and brother she offs herself too leaving a sour taste in your mouth for the rest of the day.

Crystal Math said...

So . . . what's the picture of the girl shoving oatmeal down her throat for? It's a great source of fiber! Really, though, it sounds disturbing and only made more disturbing by the unrelated gruel pic.