Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: David DeFalco, Sage Stallone, Kevin Gage
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 1/11/2012...
Wes Craven should sue
This film is a pointless rip off of The last House On the Left. It's a badly made, poorly acted mess. For a film that's supposed to be so brutal & shocking it offers nothing that fans of the horror genre have not seen before done a lot better. The director comes off as some type of ego maniac without a single original thought. Check out the special features on this if you're curious to see just how tacky a filmmaker can be. He spends his time running around in what appears to be a high school wrestling out growling at the camera and ranting about how brutasl his film is. He's a total joke.
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Poorly-Made, Very Weak Writing.
Mr. Fellini | El Paso, Texas United States | 10/06/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"By now everybody knows that "Chaos" is supposedly a violent, unrestrained film. It IS violent, and yet restrained, it's one of those films that promises a lot with it's hype and premise, and in this case delivers something FAR below expectations. You know your production is in trouble when the director is a guy who calls himself "The Demon," in this case David "The Demon" DeFalco. Oh DeFalco has spent a lot of time and energy defending the piece as a look at "real life" and pure evil blah blah blah, claiming this is the most brutal movie ever made eventhough Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ" outdoes the film in pure blood and violence, DeFalco and his producer have also been waging a childish print and video debate with Roger Ebert who rightfully gave the movie zero stars. At the end of the day what brings "Chaos" down isn't the subject matter, but the mere fact that this is pretty poor filmmaking. First there's the look of the movie, it looks like a straight to video production with really simple, pale lighting that doesn't even make the movie look sinister. This really looks more like a first term student film by students still learning to use the equipment. The camera work consists of a few hand held shots and pretty basic framing, nothing too intense. The actors are also very unconvincing, they deliver either performances that come off as too cheesy or too overdone. The biggest problem here though is the script which is so poorly crafted. Characters are cardboard cut-outs with no personality, they merely exist for the purposes of running, grinning, screaming and looking tough or scared. The dialogue is laughable and the story advances with such a choppy, simple rhythm that we can't take any of it seriously. The violence itself only reaches a shocking climax in two scenes, this is not a non-stop orgy of death and killing, in fact, I found the movie to be quite restrained. Oh sure the nipple slicing scene is pretty grotesque, and the final murder in the woods is also birthed from a disturbing use of the imagination, but a more intense, graphic movie would be Meir Zarchi's "I Spit On Your Grave" which makes "Chaos" look like child's play, or Pasolini's "Salo" based on the Marquis De Sade's "120 Days Of Sodom." DeFalco also needs to be a little more original, movie buffs are already signaling out all the obvious "Last House On The Left" rip-offs present in the movie. I see the film more as one of those cheesy attempts by a guy who thinks he's tapped into reality at trying to make "something real" when in fact it doesn't feel real at all. Evil is a topic best looked at when it's done with a balanced blend of violence and psychology as in "The Silence Of The Lambs," "Seven," "The Exorcist," and horror works best when it is attempted with a real sense of the disturbing and gritty as with the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." "Chaos" is more of a geek show, with scenes of pain, breasts and slobbering villains in a B-movie setting. This is not the most brutal movie ever made, or one of the best, or one worth checking out."
"Last House on the Left" for Dummies
Sirand | Hollywood, CA | 08/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Note to filmmakers: You can't manufacture controversy.
CHAOS is a movie made with all hyperbole and no talent. If you want proof, look no further than the cover art: Even when you take the graphic violence into account, it's far from the "most brutal movie ever made". In fact, it's nothing more than a rip-off of Wes Craven's grindhouse classic, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. That film may have been a spin on Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING, but CHAOS actually steals from its source scene-for-scene. In the end, it's the equivilant of the PSYCHO remake (minus that film's skill). It's a miracle these amateurish filmmakers weren't sued.
If you want a lesson on how NOT to make a movie, then watch this. If you want a good unintentional laugh (the DVD extras show the director in a morgue, wearing a wrestler's outfit and flexing his muscles), then watch this. But don't watch this in hopes of seeing a genuinely effective shocker. You'll only wind up feeling insulted by this hackneyed attempt at peddling to horror fans."
W. Ventura | 07/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"PLOT: An un-official remake of the Last House on the Left. Two girls, Emily and Angelica, are lured into the home of four serial killers while looking to buy some drugs. Brutality ensues.
REVIEW: This is the most shocking film ever made. No, I'm serious. There is no point to this film. All it is is a look into heartless cruelty, inhumanity, and pure sadism. I don't reccomend it. Even if you want to watch it out of curiousity. Don't. So why did I give it four stars? It is so true. It shows how psychotic some people can be. It shows the dangers of trusting the wrong people, even if they look harmless. This is the same kind of thing that you see on the news. There are no undead killers wearing hockey masks, no CGI explosions, nothing that is considered "fake". In fact, I can never watch this film. It makes you want to take a long, long shower after your done. It's that bad. The gore is almost disturbingly realistic, and the acting is fairly good. Actually, this movie breaks all the taboos in film history (except child killing). There's graphic rape, nudity, inter-racial couples, bigotry, drug use, necrophelia (and it looks almost too real). It makes you feel sick and unhappy to live in a world where stuff like this goes on everyday. It's just that distasteful. If you're feeling depressed, watch this, and you'll probably kill yourself. It's just that bad.
ACTING: Considering most of the actors are unknowns, the acting is surprisingly above par. The main girls are portrayed so innocently that we feel so disgusted and sad when they meet their demises. I have nothing more to say...
GORE: I couldn't watch the whole thing, so I'll list what I saw. Lots of stabbings, nipple torn off and eaten, bloody vomit, beatings, knife to the testes, and some more. That first necrophelic scene looks so real, even I could feel it. I can only imagine the auditions for this...
OVERALL: 4/5. It's definetely not good by any normal means, but it is just so effective."