Another genre film making major waves this week in film news is Lucky McKee’s new film THE WOMAN,a semi-sequel to Jack Ketchum’s OFF SEASON and THE OFFSPRING that world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The story of a lone feral lady(who’s the lone survivor of a now-deceased backwoods cannibalistic feral clan)who becomes the prisoner of a violently dysfunctional family caused major outrage at Sundance that resulted in plenty of walkouts(during the film)and the now notorious YouTube video of an outraged middle aged man loudly complaining about how terrible and offensive he felt the film was.
Lucky McKee’s films are a mixed bag to me,for I loved THE WOODS,enjoyed SICK GIRL(his contribution to the MASTERS OF HORROR cable TV series),disliked MAY(his debut film),and haven’t seen RED,otherwise his collaboration with writer Jack Ketchum sounds like quite an incredible film(although I’m calling this film a semi-sequel,since it’s more about the dysfunctional family[and their violent consequences] than the imprisoned feral lady),especially if it’s strong enough to drive folks out of the theater. When a filmmaker has a film whose vivid images cause people to be offended and cause them to walk out of the theater,then he has succeeded in making a great film that’s a powerful one to behold,for it shows that this film has great potential and is easily one of the year’s most anticipated films to strongly look forward to.
Otherwise,I’ll just stay silent on this film and save my word on it until I see the film once it’s officially released(which is the time I can then have my say on it).
Jason Statham’s THE MECHANIC(remake of the 70s Charles Bronson Classic)And Anthony Hopkins’ THE RITE(Another Sign That The Exorcist-Inspired Sub-Genre Is Returning)In Theaters This Friday:I’ll See If I Have The Money To See Them Both This Weekend(Or Not)