I had been in the mood to watch a good old fashioned exploitation road film for a while. Yes I know that sounds strange, but the last good one I saw was Actually The Devils Rejects. That’s been a while. Luckily the good folks over at Scream Factory in association with IFC must have known my plight and sent me over a copy of 68 Kill, a blood drenched, road movie, crime spree comedy. Its from director Trent Haaga, and based on the book of the same name.
It’s the story of Chip, a septic systems cleaner who lives in a trailer park with his girlfriend Liza (The incredibly beautiful Annalynne McCord) she helps supplement there monthly income by performing sexual favors in turn for money. One of her customers is the own of the trailer park they live in. During one of her “Tricks” she discovers he has a safe with 68K in it. She convinces Chip to go with her to rob the guy, even convincing him they wont use the guns she is bringing with them. Of course things go south in a bloody over the top way and the two end up taking a hostage and running
From there what follows in almost madcap as the money begins changing hands through various mishaps. Chip even begins bonding with his kidnappee as he becomes more and more convinced his girlfriend is completely psychotic and way to much for him to handle. When Liza tells chip she plans on giving Violet (the girl who they kidnapped) as a gift to her sexually deviant brother Chip decides he has had enough and drives off with violet, whilst leaving Liza behind. Needless to say she does not take their break up very well. She heads after them in a bloodthirsty pursuit of revenge.
The film is wall to wall humor with tons and tons of over the top gore scenes. You will no doubt be laughing and enjoying yourself from beginning to end as everything plays out in true blood drenched exploitation fashion. A breakout on the independent film circuits Scream Factory along with IFC have acquired the rights to the film, and have released it in a gorgeous blu-ray transfer that brings all the blood squirting violence right to your living room. The transfer bring out every drop of blood and over the top violence that really sells the film.
If your looking for a fun grindhouse style romp then look no further, as this one is highly enjoyable from start to finish.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 stars