The Woman 2011
R | 1h 41min | Horror | 18 August 2011 (Australia)
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language
Jack Ketchum’s “The Woman” early scenes introduces a normal American middle class family in the Cleeks,a young successful lawyer father,his sympathetic wife and three children ranging from preschool age to mid teens attending a BBQ and enjoying life.The facade doesn’t last too long, and soon enough Chris Cleek,while hunting stumbles across an escapee cannibal from “Offspring”.He captures cannibal girl and puts her in the basement,where he tries to civilize her via torture and sexual degradation.The film becomes darker and darker as we see that Cleeks family has its own ugly secrets.Disturbing horror movie that mixes cannibalism with misogyny and dysfunctional hell.The acting is great,there are some upsetting shades of incest and plenty of nasty gore.The finale is extremely gory with plenty of blood spilled and guts eaten.Haven’t read the novel yet,but its film adaptation by Lucky McKee is quite graphic.I wouldn’t call it ‘abhorrent’,though.8 cannibals out of 10.
Director: Lucky McKee
Writers: Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee
Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller, Lauren Ashley Carter, Zach Rand