Raze is a 2014 film directed by Josh C. Walker. It stars the ladies from Tarantinos Death Proof Zoe Bell, Tracie Thoms and even an appearance from the lovely Rosario Dawson although I wish she could have been in it more. When I heard about this movie I did not need to know much more then who was in it to want to watch it, I’m a massive fan of Death Proof so this was heaven to me.
This is an action horror about women with fighting ability’s getting kidnapped and forced to fight in bare knuckled bouts for their lives. The place they fight is in a round pit at the bottom of a building run by what seems to be an elite group who are making them do this just for viewing pleasure. The way the get the women to fight is by threatening members of their family’s and when someone is killed in a fight they show all the other fighters the family of the dead fighter being murdered.
Going into this I did not know what to expect it could have gone either way, but after the first 15 minutes I was hooked. It starts with two women right in the fighting pit with flashbacks to show how one of them got there. Before you know it they are going at it (fighting that is get your mind out of the gutter). The fights are brutally violent and look great, that no doubt was largely down to Zoe Bell.
Something that I really loved was as I talked about the elite group that were running all this , well they were headed up by a delightfully creepy couple the man being Doug Jones from films like Hellboy and John Dies at The End , an actor with a lot more great horror roles to come with a bit of luck . Now I am really hoping to get a part 2 from this I was hoping something like hostel 2 were you got to see more how the organisation running everything operated. That would be great.
I can recommend this highly they have done a great job. It’s not often you see an original idea anymore and this is very original in my book. Also you have got to love Zoe Bell she looks the real deal and is incredible in this. Check this one out soon as you can.