Deranged is the latest film from Welsh director Neil Jones who previously directed the 2011 vampire film The Reverend and produced 2012's The Seasoning House and last year's The Zombie King. Starring in Deranged is Marcia Do Vales (The Reverend, Ibiza Undead), Victoria Broom (Zombie women Of Satan,Dead Cert, Stalled), Tabitha Quitman (The Reverend), Natalie Celino (Umbrage:The First Vampire, Plan Z) and Craig Fairbrass (Eastenders, Rise Of The Footsoldier,The Devil's Playground)
Deranged tells the story of four female friends who go to Spain on a hen party,or bachelorette party as the folks across the pond would say. The bride-to-be Gabriella (Do Vales) brings her friends to a bar in the countryside run by a friend of her family Anthony (Fairbrass) who is letting the group of girls use his nearby villa for their weekend of fun. Once they arrive at the house tempers rise, personalities clash and it soon becomes a hen party from hell...
Not to be confused with Alan Ormsby's 1974 classic Ed Gein yarn of the same name, 2012's Deranged disguises itself as a slasher/ survival horror when really I dont know what sub-genre it would fall under. It's a bit of a mess and a test of will and patience at times. In most horror films there's usually two types of people, those that you route for and those you cant wait to see get killed. Deranged is mainly full of the latter, there wasn't one likeable character in the whole film. Marcia Do Vales is really beautiful but unfortunately has the acting range of most Brazilian porn stars that i've seen - not that she is an actual porn star, she's just not a really good actress but i'm sure her accent and broken English has a lot to do with that. The other three lead actresses weren't that good either. The only decent performance in the whole thing was from Craig Fairbrass who is usually good in everything but his role here is just a glorified cameo. Horrormovies.com calls this "A Beautiful Bloodfest" and one of my favourite magazines says it's an "Edgy and Gory British Horror", what i'd love to know is where the fuck was all the blood and gore!? Neil Jones' other film The Reverend seems to get shit on a lot but I really enjoyed it, it's not a great film by any means but with Rutger Hauer, Doug Bradley and my favourite UK scream queen Emily Booth starring in it I found it to be good cheesy fun. Hopefully his next film will be half as much fun as The Reverend and a step up from Deranged.