Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sutures - Five Dolla Holla

In honor of Rhonda (Rhonny) going to college and working on becoming a nurse, I thought it would be the perfect time to look back at a recent release that has elements of the medical profession included in the film. Director Tammi Sutton's Sutures is about a group of med students taking a vacation to the middle of nowhere for a little R & R, but something is amiss from the get go. Soon, each one of them is kidnapped and token to an underground medical facility where the doctors are either harvesting their organs or conducting medical research on them involving deadly viruses.

The general idea behind Sutures has been done a million times, but what makes this entry stand out is the film's solid production values. Sutton, having shot this film on the RED camera, brings a sleek, stylish look to the film. She also brings some hideously grotesque set pieces that have an odd feeling of being grounded in reality which is exactly what makes them all the more potent. The cast isn't going to win any Oscars, but everyone is solid right down the line. Allison Lange makes for a compelling final girl. Jason London is better then usual. Carlos Laucho does the tormented thing well. And veteran actor Andrew Prine is one of those villains that you love to hate. In the end, Sutures isn't one of those films that is going to win a ton of awards, but it does provide heart stopping suspense and some stomach churning gore. Horror films are supposed to keep you on edge and Sutures passes with flying colors in that department.

1 comment:

The Scream Queen said...

I just reviewed this one too:

Glad to see someone else liked it as well. I agree that it didn't really break any new ground, but it was gory and exciting. I dug it.