Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!
Day 14: The Violent Kind (2010)
There are a handful of films we’ve included in our 31 Days series that are guaranteed to leave at least a few of our readers scratching their heads. Martyrs was one, and to an extent the same could be said for The Loved Ones, but neither comes anywhere near the mashup madness that is The Butcher Brothers’ best feature to date, The Violent Kind. The film follows a group of bikers who, during a party located in a house far from civilization, find themselves tangling with the spirits of a dead biker gang from the 1950s after one partygoer is found dead and another becomes possessed. Sound ridiculous? It is.
Thinking back now, I have no idea how The Violent Kind came into my life, but it quickly found a permanent home in my horror-loving heart with its undeniably unique story and fantastically over-the-top acting. I’ve since made various attempts to explain the entirety of the plot to friends, but the best I can ever find to offer is that is lands somewhere between Evil Dead and John Waters’ Cry Baby, only with ten extra gallons of blood and a sci-fi twist you’ll never see coming (or fully understand). You can view the trailer below:
If you want to experience a truly wild ride this Halloween season, do not let the month of October end without viewing The Violent Kind. It’s not only horror film with a unique story, it’s also a lot of fun (even on repeat viewings). Click here to purchase The Violent Kind on Amazon, or click here to grab a copy off iTunes.
Editorial written by: James Shotwell (Twitter)