Release Date: August 13, 2019
Run Time: 1 hour & 32 minutes
Reviewed By: Adam
“G. Patrick Condon (Stephen Oates) is a shitty filmmaker who has taken a loan from a group he shouldn’t have gotten mixed up with. Now he’s drank the money away and he owes them a horror movie. Grace (M.J. Kehler), who has always dreamed of being a famous actress, is desperately trying to make it in the movie business. She gets her first big break in a horror flick, but there’s a few things unusual about this shoot. She and the rest of the cast will have to live in the house for the duration of the shoot, they aren’t allowed to leave, and will be recorded everywhere around the clock. Where does the movie begin and reality end? And, how far will Grace go to “make it”?”
There are two things I can’t figure out about Incredible Violence. One, if you search Incredible Violence on IMDb, you’ll quickly see it doesn’t have the greatest rating and I can’t figure out why. It was definitely better than a 4.4 (at the time of writing this). Two, you’ll also see Incredible Violence is listed as a “comedy.” Again, I have no idea why. I mean, I guess it was really listed as a meta comedy, but I still don’t see how… maybe I just don’t understand meta comedy yet. Either way, I would never in a million years place it under the comedy tag. However, as far as slasher/horrors go, it was great! I was into it from start to finish and was on the edge of my seat at points.
The acting had moments when it could have been better, but for the most part it was actually really good. M.J. Kehler was fantastic. You could say this really is her first big break, as I didn’t recognize any of her other work. Honestly, I could see this gig leading to future work and bigger roles for her. Good work M.J.! Oh, and G. Patrick Condon did a wonderful job directing. The “shitty” filmmaker line is now a big time stretch. He put together a great plot. I even read he had all the actors agree to actually live in the house while filming and didn’t permit them to leave until their character died. CRAZY!
Don’t be surprised if Incredible Violence pops up on a channel like FEARnet or Chiller either. Horror fans will enjoy this slasher. To sum it up, this movie is “incredibly underrated.”