Industrial Animals (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Industrial Animals (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Industrial Animals (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Industrial Animals (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Sam Mason-Bell
STARRING: Thomas Davenport, Tamsin Howland, Sam Mason-Bell

Two independent filmmakers hire a prostitute to explore the life of a sex worker. When their social experiment becomes more intense, the director blurs the lines between creating art and living out his violent repressed sexual fantasies. Falling deep into a dark hole of depravity, the director’s will is bent as the prostitute turns his own fantasies against him. They will do anything they want. And so will she.

Everything you read online about Troma’s latest Industrial Animals states that the movie is a quick one and that’s very true as it does only run about an hour before the credits roll. This, of course, might be a movie that some want to consider a short film, but I feel it isn’t always bad to run a little shot and just keep stuff to the point. This one has a cast of only three who I’m pretty sure were also the crew. It uses the found footage method and shows what happens when an experiment of shorts is done with the three. It starts off with two dudes hiring a sex worker and then exploring what she does (for a price) and then by the time the end comes you get something else altogether. That something else is what everyone who watches this will be remembering. You just have to hope that the sexual stuff and character development leading up to that is a strong enough watch for you to really appreciate this one.

Acting wise I think this one is strong enough. And when you have a movie that is laid out like this one is that is a very important thing to make sure you get right. If the movie has one flaw for me it could be that it seems to be missing a little something more. The idea is fine and the ending is good, but I feel like it did need a little something else in the mix to not only make it a little longer but to give you something before every card this one is holding gets played in the final act. It’s a bit of an art flick in some ways so this one might be a little bit over the head of what most Troma fans are looking for in a Troma released movie, but I’m sure some will find it and appreciate it for what it is, even if it is still missing something.


– An Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman
– Commentary, Interviews on the Making of INDUSTRIAL ANIMALS
– Theatrical Trailer
– TROMA NOW! Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 90%

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