Hanger (2009)

Hanger (2009)
Director: Ryan Nicholson
Writer: Ryan Nicholson, Patrick Coble
Cast: Debbie Rochon, Dan Ellis, Nathan Dashwood
A horrifying tale of revenge that begins with a back-alley abortion, and ends with a bloodbath so vicious that it brings a new meaning to 'an eye for eye.' From pimps to dealers and hookers to junkies, this film dives headfirst into the depths of human depravity
Holy mother fucking hell what we have here folks is the first film since the turn of this millennium thats really sickened me (*note this is excluding the odd Asian gore nasty and rare European horror namely Martyrs). In a watered down age like ours mostly thanks to western censorship films like Hanger are few and far between. Strangely though other than the actual killings theres nothing here you don't get on trashy day time TV like Springer. Don't get me wrong with the build up this isn't by any means a great film but it is an exceptionally sleazy one. The films about a truck stop whore who becomes pregnant to one of her regular clients. Only her pimp wont let her go and uses an hanger to drag out the unborn child killing the hooker and leaving the kid mutated. Cut forward to present and the kids grown and living/working in a trash yard, and his father is looking for revenge against the pimp. Younger genre fans will most likely be puzzled at how this kind of film could be made and why its not a Saw or Wrong Turn clone, older fans like myself will instantly get a feeling of a cross between Sonny Boy and Street Trash. Personally I didn't think very much of Hanger but I salute the cast/crew for making such a throwback to exploitation cinema (erm before I forget I've been told whatever you do don't get the rated version its meant to be cut to ribbons).
(6½ out of 10)

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