Five strangers – newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways – become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence known in an isolated mountain town.
A very cool retro dramatic opening starts our story off with newlywed serial killers on their honeymoon of murderous rampage. There’s a cool antique vibe to it, very classic tone and then boom, a hammer blow and the gore begins.
The characters of this story are all set up nicely, we get background history of a suicidal cop, two runaways who are fed up with home life and it all seems to be progressing rather nicely. But as soon as a new killer turns up to top off everyone in this small remote town, the characters history was well, pretty pointless. The characters serve no purpose to the story itself and just their persona serves as a false gloss to proceedings. It’s a real shame as it felt as thou it was all heading in the right direction for it to crumble apart the moment there is a new killer on the block. Whoever wrote the script might need to go back to Horror film school on that one.
Bastard attempts to throw humour in the weirdest of situations but now the audience is rather alientated with no clue of what is going on, not even a killer getting slapped with a dildo will put a smile on my face.
I didn’t quite know what to make of this film, as a whole it isn’t a bad movie. The cinematography is great, the score is nice, the kills are cool. But if I can’t invest in the story it’s pretty much game over. A strange one indeed.