2010 / Director. Alex Chandon.
I've been an admirer of Alex Chandon's flare for imagery for many years but his films have always underwhelmed me. His knack for creative gore and gnarly violence has always been impressive but he's never been able to construct a fluent narrative... until now. He has hit INBRED out of the fucking ballpark and created a masterpiece. He's taken the red-neck bumpkin genre to new heights in this hilarious and ingenious new splatter film. Two youth workers and four teenagers visit an old run-down farmhouse to complete a weekend of community service. Unbeknownst to them the entire town is comprised of cannabalistic, inbred psychopaths. Not just any rednecks... they LOVE a good show and whenever opportunity knocks they all gather for a barn-yard spectacular of torture and bloodshed. My God this is funny. Chandon has created some of the quirkiest, most uniquely wonderful characters I've seen on film for years. They're a happy bunch... singing, dancing and killing. Limbs are severed, eyeballs pop and flesh is stripped. For gore enthusiasts this is a delicious celebration to be embraced. It's a good looking movie too. Shot beautifully with a wonderful set & costume design, it recalls moments of House of 1000 Corpses and Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well as some of the more fanciful British comedies like The Goodies and Monty Python. Obviously Inbred's appeal is limited to fans of the genre. Hopefully people have embraced it as much as I have and can't wait to see what Alex Chandon dished up next. He's certainly announced himself in a big way.