Inbred (2011) Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O'Neill, James Burrows, Dominic Brunt Movie Review

Inbred (2011)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Dominic Brunt in Inbred (2011)

The Yorkshire Carrot Massacre

Four youth offenders and their supervisors head to the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake for some community service. But as soon as they arrive they realise that the people or Mortlake are a curious bunch who keep themselves to themselves. But the next day they discover that the locals are not just curious but deranged when a run in with some local youths leads to an injury and then the horrific truth coming out as they find themselves trapped and having to fight for their lives.

First things first and unlike so many British horror movies "Inbred" is not some cheap looking production, writer/director Alex Chandon clearly had some money to spend and he has used it wisely to deliver what is frankly quite a good looking British Horror. But sadly "Inbred" didn't blow me away unlike some of the characters who fall foul of shotguns as whilst Alex Chandon certainly had some creative ideas and a vision for "Inbred" the basic storyline itself was ordinary and it lets it down.

What I mean is that in man ways "Inbred" is just a British take on an American horror staple, a group of innocent people end up falling victim to some deranged locals when they end up in an isolated area. They may not look deformed like some of their American cousins but they have that I slept with my sister look about them which makes them disturbing. Okay so we do have a variation on the tradition as are innocent victims happen to be young offenders with a dangerous side and a gobby attitude but that doesn't actually add much to the movie because other than coming in to play as they try to flee for the most they are just your typical victims.

The thing about "Inbred" is that Alex Chandon is a man of ideas when it comes to killing characters and what the movie almost becomes is a showcase for his comically gory ideas. From legs being chopped off, heads being trampled on, some chainsaw massacring and much more including an amusing combination of ferret and land mine it is one over the top death scene after another. Now don't get me wrong as the creativity of all these deaths is perversely entertaining but there needed to be more than just the sight of limbs being ripped off and blood spurting through the air and that more needed to come from a more crucial storyline.

What this all boils down to is that for the most "Inbred" is just a typical horror movie but the creativity and comical natured of the graphic horror is what makes it entertaining and worth a watch at least once even if it is only to see Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt wielding a chainsaw.