DVD Fractured

DVD Fractured
DVD Fractured

Run time: 91 min
Rating: 4.0
Genres: Thriller
Director: Adam Gierasch
Writers: Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch
Stars: Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones, Ashlynn Yennie
Storyline
After awakening from a coma with no idea who he is, Dylan White (Callum Blue) creates a safe and normal life for himself. It doesn’t last long: horrifying visions start to interrupt his waking moments. Following clues that take him to the dark underbelly of New Orleans, Dylan meets his arch nemesis Quincy (Vinnie Jones) and soon finds that both his life and soul are in danger. FRACTURED is a trip to the dark side, noir-style: bad men, bad dames, bad sex and bad intentions. Written by Uncork’d Entertainment
Plot Keywords: gun, sex scene, female nudity, female frontal nudity, male rear nudity
Details:
Country: USA
Release Date: 14 April 2013 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $3,300,000 (estimated)

4 Comments

  1. This isn't an easy movie to watch for a few reasons. It do offer gore in it's extremest way and it offers a story that you will have some questions to be answered after wards. The strangeness of the script reminded me a bit of Lost Highway (1997), maybe the score used in Fractured add to that feeling?

    When a guy wakes up from a coma he just doesn't know who he is. Therefor he has to search into his mind and past to see who and what he was. It isn't going to be a funny ride. As I wrote earlier it do involves a few extreme gory shots, let's say the scalping is the hardest to take. And when I say that Fred Vogel was responsible for the effects then you know enough, Fred is know for the Mordum Underground flicks.

    There's also a lot of nudity to catch even as it isn't that gratuitous as we thought. it's done by Ashlynn Yennie who we knew from the Human Centipede part 1 & 2. She goes all the way full frontal. Vinnie Jones is also to catch and as always he's playing the tough guy.

    I do like film noire or flicks you can't understand and I surely would file this under that genre but with a gory aftertaste. Can't say it's straight horror, some parts are, and it surely isn't going to be for everyone but it's worth picking up.

    Gore 3/5 Nudity 2/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

  2. Darren Aronofsky meets David Lynch! I love twisted, yet smart psychological thrillers and Fractured satisfies! Adam Gierasch directs his talented cast adeptly thru the mire of horrific, intriguing, and shockingly raw scenes. The cast plays each scene with an emotional and artistic freedom that truly impresses. There are many so called "shock value" scenes, but I believe, given the movie's subject matter, this gritty reality jolts the viewer into an emotional response. I also loved the cinematography, no airbrushing or heavy make-up…real people! Beautiful people not afraid to be uninhibited. In my opinion, this is the mark of a well made movie!

  3. After director Adam Gierasch's last film, the cliché-ridden Fertile Ground, turned out to be rather disappointing, Fractured proves the horror-filmmaker is moving in the right direction with a respectably presented neo-noir thriller-horror. It's actually billed as a thriller, however, it feels like a horror that aspires to be a serious thriller, but with the level of gore and realistic violence, I don't think that's going to happen. I'm certainly not complaining, although, I didn't expect to see full frontal nudity, realistic scalping, and a bit of anal probing as our hero finds out what it's like for women, when I looked at the poster with Vinnie Jones' mug on the front holding a gun.

    After laying in a coma for two-years, Dylan White (Callum Blue) awakens without any memory of who he is and how he got there. He makes a new life for himself as a chef, with girlfriend Brandy (Ashlynn Yennie), but after a year Dylan begins to have strange dreams. When they become realistic waking nightmares, where he's inexplicably dragged off to some dark place where he sees murder and carnage, only to wake up elsewhere, Dylan seeks out help from his old coma doctor. Unsatisfied, Dylan sees a newspaper photo that sparks a memory, so off he goes in search of his past, in the hope it ties in with the nightmares. Dylan doesn't like what he uncovers about his past, and who he once was, and attempts to right some wrongs in the hope of redemption.

    There's a lot to like about Fractured such as the impressive noir-style and direction Gierasch has taken his latest effort. You also get the feeling Fractured is a film that would have benefited from a larger budget, allowing better production values and a few more sets to film in. The director did well to get as much as he did with his paltry $3.3 million, especially with the special effects used. It's a shame Gierasch finally resorted to digital gunshot strikes in the later part of the film, but for the most part it was pretty realistic.

    Callum Blue handled his Dylan character expectedly well, as Dylan begins to learn more about himself, and not liking any of it. There were two scenes where this is underlined. The first is when he picks up Marlena (Nicole LaLiberte) in a bar, and after a night of passion, he asks Marlena if she believes a very bad person can change. The second and more effective is when Dylan enters a church and has a conversation with the priest, and then has an epiphany. As Dylan is investigating into who he once was, a saxophone and voice-over would have nailed it.

    Vinnie Jones yet again got to be the bad guy, but he must love taking on these characters as he doesn't need to do much with himself other just be Vinnie Jones. A South London gangster seems to fit in anywhere if Vinnie is called in to work, and he's always effective doing these characters. He plays Quincy, a very bad man from Dylan's past. On one of the occasions we meet Quincy, he's throwing up poisoned bread for the seagulls to catch, then they drop out of the sky, dead, to join the large collection already floating on the water.

    Both Nicole LaLiberte and Ashlynn Yennie were good, with LaLiberte doing a particularly great job in the role of Marlena the femme fatale. Fractured is a film that could garner a lot of interest, but the gore may put mainstream audiences off, which would be a real pity. If you can stand realistic horror and enjoy film noir then this is a film that you should make a point of seeing.

  4. I discovered this gem of a movie at the Horrorant Festival in Greece;it's a pity that horror movie means these days paranormal activities and other catastrophes.Schism gives horror cinema back its dignity.An otherwise usual plot, of amnesia after coma, is carefully narrated and directed to turn into a dreamy universe that reminds of the poetic horror cinema of 60s and 70s, with a little bit of gore.The movie avoids clichés, and is full of nightmarish sequences that do not end with the final solution.I read somewhere that it can be considered as a neo-noir, something one can definitely say following the way the film unfolds, as an investigation in noir tones, both in music and image.At the end you feel you have been immersed in a hallucinatory world, of shadows and whispers.And that is what horror movies must be like!

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