Director: Sean MacArthur
Writers: Sara Angressani, Brendan Connor
Stars: Brendan Connor, Jessica Prince, Marjan Faritous
Review by Jaded Midge
Experiment in Torture starts off like a cheap rip off of the Hostel movies with strippers, booze and drugs. Then it gets a little interesting. A group of girls get invited to go back and party with one of their customers, not unusual, two of the girls decide to go. Always a bad idea.
While driving, the girls get spooked and tell their customer they want to leave, of course the customer gets irate and punches one of them in the face, the girls go running, of course, and one of them gets knocked to the ground and begins to get bumbled by the customer, and then gets stabbed multiple times. In all this fighting, the girl finds her bag with acid in it and throws it in her customers face (keep this part in mind, because it is important). The girl runs away. The customer runs after but gets distracted by his partner going overboard (I don’t know how you can go overboard in killing someone) but okay let’s go with it.
Back to the story, the other girls are at the club and are all talking about the mysterious disappearance of two of the girls; meanwhile, they get lured by the promise of money to an isolated island to work for the weekend by a rich foreigner. Let’s not forget these girls would not be complete without one of them having an overprotective brother who has a bad feeling about it.
The girls arrive at the island and are greeted by a “bodyguard” who tells them he is there to keep a eye on them till their host arrives. The girls play silly games like truth or dare to pass the time. As the girls are settling in, we see an unknown person spiking the girls' drinks and putting some sort of powder that looks like itchy powder on the robes they are provided.
After about 40 minutes into the film, we finally get to see some action. One of the girls gets so sick from the laced drinks. She falls and breaks her shin bone, excellent special FX makeup by the way. That is one of the more positive aspects of this movie, the special FX are great. The other two girls, who wore the robes, begin to itch, so they get into the shower and are horrified to see the skin begin to boil and rip off!
The rest of the movie is filled with blood, fists fights, blow torches, shotguns, and a very awkward licking of a face that has been doused with acid. All in all, the story is a little weak and cheesy, and the ending kind of misses the mark. But if you are into good gore and can appreciate special FX makeup, then this a good movie. I would recommend buying it if you see it in a 5 dollar bin at a gas station, it is worth it.
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- Jaded Midge
Staff Writer for JedBundy.com
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