Opening in theatres from director/writers Cameron, Colin Cairnes and Music Box Films comes a tale like no other when you’re dealing with business and 100 BLOODY ACRES.
This film tells the story of Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay Morgan (Angus Sampson), two brothers who have an organic blood and bone fertilizer business. Of course their special mixture comes from dead car crash victims and their business has been huge.
But not so much lately since there supply of “mixture” has gone low. The brothers look on the roads and find nothing. They are getting anxious as a new customer is waiting on delivery!
That’s when happenstance strikes as three travelers on the road become stranded on a desolate road. There is a slight problem, one of the travelers is the lovely Sophie (Anna McGahan) and Reg is falling hard for her. Her companions James (Oliver Ackland) and Wesley (Jamie Kristian) are dealing with their own problems as one is dangling over a bin of acid and the other dodging bullets in a car trunk!
To stop it all and get the girl of his dreams, Reg must stand up to his older brother to put and end to their recycling business.
FINAL WORD: Herriman as Reg is the brother who is love with Sophie. He is so sweet and his speeches are hilarious but endearing. How twisted is that? Its always odd to root for the under dog when the under dog needs his head examined. It’s time for him to stand up to his brother and as Herriman’s Reg bucks up his character just gets funnier.
Sampson as big brother Lindsay is just hellacious and doesn’t take crap from anyone. The look on his face is a combination of irritated, grouchy and stupid. What a mix! Sampson’s character might not have a lot to say but his swing is good, his aim is direct and Reg works his nerves!
McGahan as Sophie will do anything to get loose from the grips of these two ‘businessmen’. Of course there is the slight problem of explaining her romps but Reg looks past all that and sees a fiery redhead who has stolen his heart.
Ackland and Kristian cracked me up time after time. Of course they had help with the brother’s characters to play off of but they still had me laughing.
Other cast include: John Jarratt as Burke, Chrissie Page as Nancy, Paul Blackwell as Charlie Wick and Ward Everaardt as Bernard St. John.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give 100 BLOODY ACRES there and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. This film is twisted, hilarious, gross, fun, well put together with a storyline that branches out into laughing distractions. Cleverly disguised as a horror film, and there is plenty of blood and guts to go around, the humor is every fabric of this dark film.
If you are looking for something rare and gutsy (no pun intended) then give 100 BLOODY ACRES a look. The music is absolutely perfection in this film! Each song played fits into the mood of the scene and is just another charm added to the film.
In the end – they aren’t psycho killers, just small businessmen!
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