The Slaughterhouse Killer”: Horror Genre and Revenge Film Genre

This Australian film was sent to me as a movie in the “horror” genre. If horror means you are horrified by what you watched well “The Slaughterhouse Killer” is a horror film. But if there is such a genre as a “revenge film” this would partially fit into that category.

It also pulls some moral strings to perhaps ask you if a revenge killing is justified? No I do not think it is justified even though you say secretly the victim got what they deserved.

Unlike many horror movies that present themselves as sort of a fantasy hence take on a “unbelievable response” this film is all the more chilling as it could easily mirror actual life. We all know there are serial killers out there in the real world and the two serial killers here are not crazed maniacs wearing goalie masks but two workers in a slaughterhouse. Both are bullied so their first kill is a revenge killing. A man who shoves a raw pig penis down your throat and forces you to eat it causes you to think how much different he is than those seeking revenge for his incessant bullying.

Although I won’t delve into the plot the subsequent killings are random and hence much more disturbing. One of the killers has remorse but his partner says you are in this forever and that partner then makes a personal kill.

And just when you think it is over and done with it looks like it is beginning again.

You have to admire the performance of Craig Ingham as Box, a huge hulk of a man who loves to slaughter animals who becomes more demonic and crazed as he starts killing humans.

This 78-minute film is directed by Sam Curtain. You can see the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2hdkwOGmQ

You can catch the film on the following platforms as of April 6th  https://www.bgpics.com/movies/the-slaughterhouse-killer/

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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