Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #28

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Here’s the next installment of my top 31 films since 2000.

#28: Calvaire (2004)/Inbred (2012)

Ok, I’m cheating. I picked two separate films here, but only because they are both equally good and although diametrically apart in style and substance, they almost tell the same story. They definitely share the same theme: don’t get lost in a European countryside and never mess with the locals!

With Calvaire translating to mean “The Ordeal”, and with a tag line like, “What’s the worst that could happen? Ask the pig.” you know this film is going to get dark, and it does, very. A theatre performer’s van breaks down in the Belgian back-country. He soon finds himself the object of ‘affection’ between two opposing groups of appallingly unbalanced villagers, each longing to have him partake in their own strange dance macabre.

Calvaire draws equal with it’s garish and insane cousin Inbred, an English film that juxtaposes Calvaire’s protagonist with a group of inner city kids and their two counselors who wander too far while on a bonding exercise to the country. The ruffians’ mettle proves feeble when they encounter a village full of sadistic loons who make Calvaire’s bunch seem like a pack of Boy Scouts. The contrast here is sharp when compared to Calvaire by swapping chilling realism for camp zaniness. Both are bonkers. Both are brilliant.


Check out the trailers below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #27.

Mark Goodchild
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