Vile (2011) - Horror

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A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - ...

Director: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 43 found boring (20.93%)

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Cliché acts of even trying to review 'character development' would be futile in the least, as for the aforementioned twist at the end (by previous reviewers) there isn't one, you would have to be brain dead to believe the ending was even remotely 'twisted'.

The premise is good, but as the cliché goes, there are enough plot holes to drive a truck through.

What I watched was a well-crafted, intriguing, and genuinely entertaining indie "horror" flick.

Disappointing, dull and almost unwatchable .

Most of the movie is boring, with more gore happening off screen (or being left to the imagination) than happening /on screen/.

Saying that this was a torture porn would be giving it far too much credit.

Completely predictable.

The actors are solid, characters are interesting enough, and create some marginally engaging dynamics.

If by vile you mean tedious then yeah .

Further testament to the (sometimes sad) fact that I'll watch just about anything on Instant Netflix, this film has a threadbare plot, even for a torture porn film.

Also the dialogue ranges greatly throughout the film from really charming and natural, to unbearable campy and unrealistic.

And before too long the whole thing grows very tedious.

You are introduced to many scenes where you don't really see any gore, just hear it but that's when your imagination takes hold and makes it all the more intense and scary.

You just pray the running time of this movie is limited but 88 minutes is way too long for this simple plot.

There are some unbearable scenes in this film to watch.

Boring, not interesting and not scary in any way.

Likewise, the constant negotiations and pleads for recounts makes this one take up quite a bit of time in the beginning to get going, and the pace of this is painfully slow throughout the tortures anyway so it doesn't really gain anything from these anyway despite the tired and seemingly-afterthought inclusion of the pregnancy angle that would've rendered everything moot anyway.

This was a cool, thrilling under-the-radar horror film.

I cannot blame Taylor Sheridan at all, when Saw came onto our screens it produced a new sub genre of horror the torture porn scene, but some movies do try hard to follow foot.

In the tradition of Saw and Hostel, Vile comes in with full force that you would expect in a torture porn.

Boring clone of The Saw 2 .

There are no real plot twists at all.

The initial dismemberment of the one trapped victim and what eventually happens to him is all pretty gruesome and bloody while it's mainly the collective result of all the other scenes here, from the sliced off fingers and stabbing to being burnt with irons and waffle-makers as well as the relentless beating and pounding on the body that occurs to everyone in here which does make for one rather intense and brutal effort.

*I generally enjoy when a horror movie tries to add character depth or a plot to its gore - in fact, I usually find it pretty sad when a movie doesn't try at all, leaving you with a bunch of cardboard cutouts running around on an empty stage.