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Film review: Don’t rent ‘Chaos’

fe623-chaosI have watched horror movies all my life. As a kid, I sat in the grocery store when my mother was shopping and thumbed through the pages of Cosmopolitan, Mad Magazine and Fangoria – a horror film industry publication that often featured the work of master makeup artist Rick Baker.

Baker created a lot of gory things for practically every scary movie made, and a lot of it was disturbing, but his style was much more honorable than that featured in the awful movie I watched 30 minutes of Monday night.

Do not rent “Chaos.” About 10 minutes into the movie, I thought I was watching a remake of Wes Craven’s 1972 film “The Last House on the Left.” Then, 30 minutes into the film, I had to turn it off. Yes, there is at least one horror movie in existence that is even too disturbing for me.

Most horror films have some merit, even if they are dumb. But this one is so valueless that the producers decided to add a note at the beginning of the film explaining that it is intended to be a cautionary tale to young women, noting that hundreds of them are kidnapped and assaulted annually in the United States.

Give me a break. This film, which depicts the torture and murder of two girls who go to a rave in the woods and follow a guy (Sylvester Stallone’s son) to a cabin to buy ecstasy, is far from a public service announcement and would likely only appeal to people who are mentally deranged.

However, I won’t judge you if you are so intrigued by my criticism of the film that curiosity overwhelms you and you feel the need to rent it. But if you haven’t also turned it off by the first 30 minutes of the film, you might, indeed, be a psychopath.

To further read how utterly horrible this film is, visit Rotten Tomatoes, a movie review Web site.

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