BBFC Classification: 18
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov, George Zlatarev, Michael Dixon, Kacey Barnfield
2010’s remake of Meir Zarchi’s controversial 1978 classic could justifiably claim to be one of the most brutal revenge movies ever filmed, setting up a tragic figure and a nightmare scenario and boiling over into some genuinely startling scenes of retribution. This sequel, again directed by Steven R. Monroe, tries the same trick again and whilst it isn’t a total disaster it is somewhat lacking, although quite what it is lacking isn’t entirely clear.
Again we get a very unsettling rape scene followed by more abuse as the attackers try to cover their tracks and we get to see the victim taking her revenge in some very uncomfortable ways but although the film hits all of the plot points that the previous film did it loses something in the way that the characters are portrayed. Former Eastenders star Joe Absolom plays one of the attackers and puts on what can only be described as a textbook Bulgarian accent, and former Hollyoaks actress Jemma Dallender plays the victim Katie and does enough to make her part convincing, but overall it all feels a little too slick and comes across more like a Hostel film. It isn’t as bad as it looks on paper but doesn’t come anywhere near the quality and almost unbearable violence of its predecessor.
Special Features: Deleted scenes.
UK Release Date: 7th October 2013