Halloween Horror Marathon: 100 Bloody Acres

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Big ups to 100 Bloody Acres for starting in media res. You’ve no idea what this man’s name is, much less why this selfsame man is pulling a body from a wrecked lorry. You’ll eventual grow to like every character in this movie, though, whether or not they’re a victim or victimizer, and it’s a testament to directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes that they were able to make even backcountry madmen likeable.

Additionally, the film manages to walk a very fine line between generating unease of a comedic sort, along with unease of the terrifying kind, a deft act which is a difficult thing to do. It’s a natural inclination to giggle when you’re scared, and 100 Bloody Acres milks that for all it’s worth. Tucker & Dale did it, Shaun of the Dead did it … and so many other films fail in that balance, so it was with some trepedation I pressed “play” on this movie.
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