The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). I was a bit behind the curve on it, but at least I got around to it sooner than later. I was still in the mood to do another review after I finished it. After reading a review for it, I decided to watch Run! Bitch Run! (2009). I wasn't really planning on doing a review, but what the hell you know?
Two Catholic school girls are traveling around trying to sell bibles to make some money for books and things for school. After meeting a guy at the hotel they are staying at, he suggests that they try a town up the road aways. He tells them the town is small, but the people there could use a bible. Catherine (Cheryl Lyone) and Rebecca (Christina DeRosa) start things off by getting a shotgun in their face and told to leave. After walking around some more, they take a break and meet Tommy (Daeg Faerch), who takes off with what little money they have managed to get. Stopping at the last house, they start to hear some noises that almost sounds like people having sex. Peaking through the window, they instead see someone murdered. Grabbed before they could get away, will they be able to survive?
I'm not really sure why I decided to watch Run! Bitch Run! since it isn't the type of film I will drop everything to watch. In a way I am glad since I became interested in one of the actors, but more on that later. Run! Bitch Run! is a throw back film in every way. All the cars look old, the film itself has a grainy look to it that might remind people of the old low budget films, and the subject matter isn't something you see too much these days. After watching a guy get killed, and then dismembered, we get into the main story. As far as I could tell, the opening didn't have anything to do with the rest of the story. It was a hard film to watch at times because of watching these young girls, who I assumed were supposed to be in their late teens, being molested and even raped. I can't say I have watched a lot of the rape/revenge type movies, but this one did remind me of I Spit On Your Grave in some ways. The story was a somewhat simple one, but that was fine. Don't need an overly complicated plot for this type of film. In some ways I could see this type of story really happening, but at the same time I couldn't.
The effects were pretty good when they used them. One thing I didn't care much for was the lack of effects. I'm sure it all had to do with budget, but I noticed that director Joseph Guzman had no problem with showing nudity, there is lots of it, but when it came to violence...not so much. A lot of the deaths happen off camera and all we get to see is blood spraying someone or a wall. If you are going to make this type of film, go for broke! Don't hold back since violence is generally more accepted than nudity anyway. Even so, this one was a rather bloody film at times.
The acting was also good, even if it was a little cheesy at times. I didn't really care for Cheryl Lyone at first, but as the movie went on, I started to like her more. Maybe it was just the way that Christina DeRosa played her character, but I really liked her. It certainly didn't hurt that she is one pretty lady. It was interesting to see Daeg Faerch in a different role, even if it was a small one. Peter Tahoe plays the bad guy here. I thought he did a pretty good job with it. Not someone I would want a run in with, that is for sure.
Even though I'm not into movies like Run! Bitch Run!, I still had...don't want to say fun with it, but that is close. It certainly wasn't the best story ever, but it was easy enough to follow. With plenty of nudity, and nice looking women too boot, I'm sure it will be a hit with guys for that reason. Not that only guys are into seeing nudity. With Run! Bitch Run! being a recent entry, I really do wish they had pushed it more than they did though. For me, that was kept it in the just okay instead of it being great. If you like this type of film, and that it has a throw back feel to it, then Run! Bitch Run! is one to try and watch. If you have Netflix, it is on instant watch, at least as of this writing.
3 out of 5 Lets hope I never encounter a Lobo
5 days ago