The meta-horror movie is almost as over-done as the found footage horror movie. Incredible Violence shows that there is still new angles to explore with meta and the result is a fun movie that stuck with me well after the movie was over.
- The idea and the movie are funny. A director has to make a horror movie, doesn't have the money anymore so he decides to kill actors for real and deliver that to the people he owes. Easier said then done as the bumbling would-be Jason or Mike Myers finds that actors won't do what they're told, people don't die as easily as the movies say they do, and the clean up takes forever.
- There are two or three scenes that you can see how much fun the crew had making. It reminds me a newer day Tarantino because the joy of making it is palpable.
- Steven Oates is a star in the making. We don't see nearly enough of him as I would have liked. I was left wanting more and cannot wait to see this guy in other movies.
- A few performances are shaky. Dollar-store Jason Mamoa can't seem to make up his mind if he's a good guy or a creep. Might be a problem with the writing but it took me out of the movie whenever he was on screen.
- The low budget shows in a few of the effects shots. It doesn't ruin the movie, but, again, it took me out of it for a moment.
End conclusion is that this is a movie I'm glad I watched. I'm not a huge fan of horror movies so the levels of violence wasn't exactly a walk in the park for me but it was used sparingly and wasn't as in bad taste as the title would suggest. Show the kids!
Side note: I hope they make a sequel someday which is the making of this movie. Meta-in-meta-in-meta!!