Chaos (2005/I) • USA

Kevin Gage is good as the killer/rapist. He cuts a nipple off one of the girls, makes her eat it, kills her and then rapes her. He shoves a Crocodile Dundee sized knife up another girl's butt. Nice moves but but he's all alone here. Everyone else in this movie is an embarrassment. The acting is painfully bad.

This is another film that's supposed to be a message about torture porn instead of simply being torture porn; the film begins with a written message saying as much and hopes that by alerting parents and potential victims to the scaries out there it will save a life.

What a joke. What a wimp of a filmmaker. Who cares if Roger Ebert didn't like your film? I didn't like it either because it totally sucked.


  1. Kevin Gage is sorely underappreciated as a badass actor. He was great as Waingro in Heat. If you aren't familiar with Vern, you need to read his review of this film ( which can be found by clicking on the "Vern's reviews on the films of cinema" tab. It's probably the best film review I have ever read. For further hilarity, do a CTRL-F for "Demon Dave" and "Steven Bernheim" for the director and producer's responses to Vern's review in the AICN talkbacks.

  2. I didn't know Vern, good read, but I think your review of À l'intérieur (2007) is not only funnier but better and more insightful in calling bullshit on a film.

    Chaos is an easy target, as are the two nitwits responsible for it. I've wondered, but only for a moment, what my experience of the film would have been like if it didn't begin with a PSA announcing the IQ of the filmmakers rests comfortably at zero. You know what I mean.

    I read Bernheim's reply where asks (the funny being he thinks it's a rhetorical question):

    "My question to you is, does that mean the gore effects, the makeup,the wardrobe, the dialogue, the acting (Gage, Sage, Wozniak, KC Kelly), the work of the director of photography, etc., are unworthy? Would that mean this film does not have $12.99 of entertainment value in it?"

    The answer is a resounding "yes."

    Personally I don't care about the re-make/ripoff aspects of the "controversy." It's an inadequate movie in every respect and the pretension to anything else is sad.

    I wasn't surprised to learn that the filmmakers tried to go for extra credit by announcing that the rape victim in the film was a rape victim in real life and that it was "creating a cathartic experience for other victims of violent crime..."

    Seems about their speed. Disgusting and stupid beyond imagination.