When her wedding (that might be a figment of her imagination in the
first place) goes haywire, Farrah (Nicola Fiore) goes off the rail, and in
her totally derailed state, she even tries to commit suicide. She's saved
alright, but that's not to say she has gotten any better, quite the
contrary, she's quick to develop an agoraphobic streak, and an unhealthy
interest in serial killer Jackson Miles (Tim Dax) - and her mom (Leesa
Rowland) and her aunt Reema (Deborah Das) don't in the least help her to
feel better, seeing that they do little but partying and getting drunk all
the time and treating her like shit ... and they do have an affair you
know. But what finally pushes Farrah over is none of this but the fact
that mom, out of the blue, wants to marry Willard (Mike Connell), the best
friend of Farrah's beloved deceased dad (Mustafa Mohammed). That night,
Farrah cuts off her pinky, puts it in an envelope, and sends it to Jackson
Miles, who's by that time on death row awaiting his execution.
committed to an insane asylum the very same day ...
Mom wants Farrah out
of the asylum for her wedding, basically because by being committed,
Farrah has placed their game of dominance in a stalemate, and mom is not
one for stalemates ... so why not promise her daughter freedom as long as
she behaves - and slap her in the face with her wedding (only for the
money) right at square one?
Well, obviously Farrah agrees, however
reluctantly, but then she figures the best way to spice up her mom's
wedding a little is to get some tips from her idol, serial killer Jackson
Miles ... well, let's just say that things end a bit on the bloody side
Well, I'm sure that Slaughter Daughter is not a film
for everyone - it just isn't. But if you're into the macabre, the
grotesque, the dark, you'll probably watch this movie with great delight.
Now I give you that you might watch this movie with the same gusto you
can't get your eyes off any given car crash you pass by - but for a change
this is meant as a non-back-handed compliment here: This movie is mean, it
has no characters to sympathize with, only psychos and assholes, the death
scenes are uniformly gruesome and not at all bloodless - and that's
exactly what makes the movie so good, because both writing and directing
look beyond the surfaces of the gruesomeness as well as the tiresome
dichotomy of good and evil, and instead present a mean world, but in a
multi-layered way that make sone sympathize with the protagonists despite
their (very) major flaws, and that put original storytelling over formula
narratives. And add to this an ensemble cast who are up for their jobs at
hand and you're left with ... a pretty good movie.