Thursday, November 10, 2011
Victim is about a nameless police officer, who, after a happy hour, is kidnapped by a deranged surgeon and his beefy assistant. They keep him in a sparse dungeon, while periodically physically and psychologically torturing him. There seems to be no clear motive, as they don't torture him close to death, or attempt to kill him at all. The doctor's motive, crazy as it is, is eventually revealed, but I wouldn't want to give away the little bits and pieces of the movie ;)
This movie was short, brutal and seriously creepy. Through all the pain and torture, it does all come together in the end. I wondered for a while if the "victim" was faking it, just because the whole thing was so bizarre and it was hard to tell. This flick was really unlike any movie I've seen -- it's sort of Martyrs meets Hard Candy sort of with Dogtooth. This movie spooked me, but was also very hard to explain. I would say it's definitely worth a watch.