100 BLOODY ACRES REVIEW
When I watched 100 Bloody Acres I knew absolutely nothing about the movie so when it turned out to be one of the best Horror Comedy’s I’ve ever seen I was more than a little pleased. This is an Australian movie made in 2012 and released in August 2013 to a rather underwhelming box office reception which was the movie goer’s crime of the year if you ask me. The film was directed by sibling duo Colin and Cameron Cairnes, their debut film and a fantastic way to kick their career off. It stars Damon Herriman as Reg and Angus Sampson as Lindsey.
100 Bloody Acres is about 2 brothers Reg and Lindsey from the outback in Australia, they run their own blood and bone organic fertiliser business. After falling on hard times and struggling to fill an order they start using human road-kill. The film really kicks off when Reg comes across 2 guys (James and Wes) and a red-haired hottie (Sophie) broke down on the side of the road trying to get to a music festival. Reg offers them a lift only to end up bringing them back to the brother’s farm were they conduct their business. Reg has an obvious liking for Sophie from the moment he picks them up making her ride up front with him while the too dudes ride in the back of his truck which leads to an interesting situation . His fondness for Sophie is something that influences his decisions for the rest of the movie.
The relationship of the brothers is the real driving force of the movie. Reg is the more timid of the two and definitely the more likeable of them. Lindsey is the dominant and evil of the two and the one who most of the violence in the film is caused by, it’s seems Reg has been following Lindsey’s lead that is until now.
All the characters are very well thought out. For example Sophie is a city girl but originally from the country who is two timing both men who are with her, one of which is about to propose to her. This to be honest is something I don’t think the story really needs but it definitely adds depth to the characters and also comes into play for some humour later on.
The acting is top notch especially for a low budget movie and that helps keep you in the story the whole time. The writing too is very smart and witty, for example when Reg finds out Sophie was originally from the country he says “oh I thought you were a city slu –uh- uh slicker ". Also the attention to detail in the comedy was brilliant an example of that is when the brothers are at their farm and making their product, even though their workspace is very un-hygienic the wear hair nets and Lindsey wears a beard net, that shit cracked me up.
The gore too does not leave you wanting. Once they get the trio back to their farm you see plenty of dismemberment. Also I’m not going to say what they do with it, I’ll leave that to your imagination, but to make their product the brothers use a massive meat grinder.
This is a movie I really loved and would highly recommend to any horror fan, but mainly for horror fans who like goofball type comedies. This really was the perfect blend of both.