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The Violent Kind review

As stumbling and gory a film as the demons it portrays...

The self-styled Butcher Brothers made promising 2006 DV horror The Hamiltons, so it’s good to see them graduate to the big screen. Or it would be if the results weren’t so clatteringly awful.

Switching genre like From Dusk Till Dawn minus any cinematic élan, The Violent Kind follows Cory Knauf and his biker buddies as they fight demonic possession, home invasion and, ultimately, some gobsmacking overacting from Joe Egender and his Manson family-style baddies.

Poorly scripted and confusingly plotted, it plays like a deranged demo reel.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.