Slice (2009) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Kongkiat Khomsiri
Starring: Chatchai Plengpanich, Arak Amornpasir
Rated: UR/Region: 1/16×9/Number of dics: 1
Available from MVD Visuals
With a gruesome serial killer on the loose and the son of a prominent politician in danger, the law turns to notorious ex-hitman Tai in hopes that fighting fire with fire can stop the killer from slicing again. One of the top horror titles to come out of Thailand in recent memory.
This is a very blood soaked film that takes its roots not only from horror films but crime films as well. Adapting many of those film making styles, Slash, delivers for the most part by wrapping up blood and chaos with cool imagery and a heck of a mystery that leads to a somewhat clever twist. The story takes its time and builds up to each new edition to the story and that really does help from things getting at all dull as we go along.
Above all else, if you love gore you will enjoy this film for that if nothing else. But unlike most films that depend heavily on gore I’m here to inform you of a much better, clever, and pretty disturbing story to go along with it. This is a film that covers some pretty dare areas, but it does so in a very nice way that comes with a quality not just shock value. It reminds me a little of stuff like Seven in tone, but I wouldn’t say it reaches THAT level. Still, I’d say it is very good.