Saturday, 7 January 2017

Urge (Aaron Kaufman, 2016)

Urge (2016) Poster

Cast: Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Pierce Brosnan, Danny , Masterson, Nick Thune

Summary: A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies - but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly.

Genre: Thriller

Watched: November 20th, 2016

This was the second of November's films that had me thinking "um what?" long after the film had ended.

Neil (Danny Masterson), an arrogant millionaire takes his group of friends to his mansion on an executive island. Once settled in, the group decide to visit the club Volcano where things really started to get weird, well that's if you don't consider your friends seeing you have sex through a large window weird.

At Volcano they encounter the "Red Bastard", a man wearing some sort of red long johns with a bunch of balloons underneath. This would have been enough for me to get up and leave, but no they decide to stay and have a piece of what everyone else seems to be having.
Urge (2016) Still
"Urge", a glowing blue inhalant that strips you of your inhibitions. The only catch is that you can only do it once in your lifetime. I think from here on its pretty obvious that these are the type of people who play by their own rules, so of course they're going to do it more than once.

I have to say I wasn't expecting the descent into madness to be quite as graphic as it was, but then considering some of the earlier scenes I probably shouldn't have been so shocked.

I enjoyed the first few scenes but as the film goes on the story just gets stranger and stranger and there were times when I got completely lost and it felt as though I had missed something important, and there were often times where there was so much going on I struggled to remember who the main people were.
I also wasn't a fan of the ending.

It isn't the great but it was miles better than #Horror.

Rating: 5/10
One Final Word: Huh?

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