Movie review: (horror) “Seven Days” (2010)

December 10, 2010 at 4:13 am (horror, movies)

  HOLY CRAP. This movie is brutal, and depressing enough that you should lock up the cutlery before watching it.

This beautifully directed French Canadian film revolves around a doctor and his wife whose little daughter is horribly murdered. The police immediately capture the criminal, but the father isn’t satisfied with the idea of life in prison. He wants the guy to SUFFER. So he kidnaps him before he’s taken to jail.

At this point, the movie turns to torture porn, although high-concept torture porn. The interesting twist on this is that you really don’t give a crap what happens to the scummy child rapist and murderer. Yeah, the things the doctor is doing to him are horrible and they make you cringe, but you have to cheer a little bit inside anyway.

What’s hard is watching the doctor’s humanity slip away, day by day, as he mutilates this horrendous monster of a human being. It’s painful to watch–you know the doctor will never even resemble a whole human being again.

I won’t spoil the ending, but let’s just say that the moral of the story is, if someone kills somebody you love, you’ll never feel better. Ever. Nothing will ever help.

This is an excellent, well-made movie, but I don’t really know who on earth I’d recommend it to. Maybe @Thom Carnell and other hardcore horror film reviewers. Casual horror fans won’t want to put themselves through this kind of psychological torture. Trust me. Watch “Martyrs” instead, it’s downright cheerful by comparison.

-Not rated
-4 out of 5 stars
-Extremely disturbing content. Not for kids.

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