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The Violent Kind (2010)

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Bikers tangle with the spirits of the dead in this genre mashup from the writing and directing team the Butcher Brothers. Cody (Cory Knuaf) and Q (Bret Roberts) are a pair of outlaw bikers who are looking to lay low and have a few laughs after a deal with some drug runners takes a turn for the worse. Cody's mother will be celebrating her birthday soon, so he and Q hop on their hogs and head to Oakland for the festivities. The party turns out to be a major biker bash, with riders from far and wide represented, but when things start winding down, the evening takes a serious turn for the worse. A guest turns up dead, Cody's former girlfriend undergoes a terrible transformation and there's no way to call for help. As Cody and Q try to make sense of it all, the party is visited by the spirits of a deceased biker club from the 1950s, who are restless and looking to settle some scores. The Violent Kind received its world premiere as a special midnight attraction at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for The Violent Kind

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It's one of those movies that belongs in an incinerator rather than a cinema.

July 24, 2011 | Full Review…

Gore blimey!

July 22, 2011 | Rating: 1/5

The acting is abysmal, and the gloating depiction of violence is hard to take, unless you're extremely thick and perverted.

July 21, 2011 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

A glutinous slasher flick that tries to conjure the spirit of the Evil Dead movies, but doesn't get anywhere near the required levels of wit and dexterity.

July 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It boasts more than its share of "WTF!?" moments in the third reel, but it's not enough to salvage an otherwise tedious film that's thin on charm and thrills.

July 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A curious concoction of blood, beer, babes and biker ghosts.

July 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Violent Kind

Abysmal. People who watch this movie should have to answer an exit poll, and anyone who says they liked it gets exiled to a remote rocky island. The common wisdom is that no horror film loses money - let us pray The Violent Kind is the first so the Butcher brothers are never allowed to make another. Takes an early yet commanding lead for Worst Film I Have Seen In 2012.

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Doctor Strangeblog

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Bikers party at an isolated house, but a scarier, even more violent force is lurking in the woods outside. Grindhouse-style pic starts as a plodding EVIL DEAD-style grind but picks up when the devil-worshiping alien rockabilly ghosts show up; if the energy of the last third had been spread out through the entire movie, it would have been an above average horror.

Greg S
Greg S

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