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Vile (2011)

R | | Horror | 24 July 2012 (USA)
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A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Jay Beck ... Nick (as Eric E. Beck)
April Matson ... Tayler
Akeem Smith ... Tony
Greg Cipes ... Sam
Maya Hazen ... Tara
Elisha Skorman ... Kai
Heidi Mueller ... Lisa
Rob Kirkland ... Greg
McKenzie Westmore ... Diane
Ian Bohen ... Julian
Stefanie Kym ... Kelly (as Stefanie Barboza)
Maria Olsen ... Woman on TV
Maynard James Keenan ... Special Agent Ford
Mark Hengst ... Chuck
Kieron Elliott ... Thomas
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A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - which are of course instantly fatal if they are removed, a grinning professional looking woman informs them on TV screens that they have 22hrs to fill these vials with a specific amount of brain fluid, a fluid that is produced during times of extreme pain. Along with another group of unlucky test subjects and with time ticking away they decide to work together and share the burden of reaching their painful target. Written by emma10001

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Give till it hurts.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, torture and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pain See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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The chemicals being collected, Adrenaline, Dopamine, and Oxytocin, are released when the body is in extreme pain. But like Sam suggested, they're also released during sex. So instead of torturing themselves, the members of the group could've just had sex with each other to fill up the vials. See more »

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Indeed You Do
Written by Holly Golightly
Performed by Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs
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Not bad at all
12 September 2012 | by FredSlimSee all my reviews

As a rare reviewer on IMDb I only decided to comment on this after reading the rather negative posts from others. It ain't half bad - yes there are Saw/Hostel comparisons and it fits rather aptly into the "torture-porn" genre. It seems as though the production staff are fairly new to the game and I don't think they deserve the kind of criticism handed to them by the other (two, at the time of writing) reviews seen here.

Without giving anything away, it's a solid, tense first hour with questionable (but believable, considering the circumstances, and assuming you have an open mind) character development that would have benefited from a less ambitious attempt at a dramatic conclusion and something that's worth a watch for fans of the genre.


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