The Violent Kind (18)

Starring: Joe Egender, Cory Knauf, Tiffany Shepis

An unholy hybrid between a teen gang film and a "torture porn" horror movie, this film by Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores (who work under the name "The Butcher Brothers") throws in plenty of Grand Guignol-style bloodletting to very little effect.

The special effects are nifty enough (demons hanging from the ceiling, fingers being chopped off) and you can tell the directors are well-steeped in the subterranean worlds of The Exorcist and Blue Velvet but even as an act of homage, the film falls flat. The plot – some hokum about young bikers in a remote house terrorised by a demonic 1950s gang – is well-nigh incomprehensible.