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2020 / 92m - Canada
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Basic. This type of hillbilly horror was pretty popular some 15 years ago. It's probably a bit too early to revive this niche, especially when the execution here feels cheaper and softer than those early 21st century horrors. Butchers is an okay film if you're low on horror fare, as long as you keep your expectations in check.

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Four friends are driving home from a weekend trip. When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they walk to the nearest gas station, looking for some help. There they find Owen, who lives together with his retarded brother. He calls a tow truck for the kids, but his actual plans are a lot more sinister.

The plot is pure genre fluff, the performances are weak, the horror somewhat soft, with too much happening off-screen. The cinematography and score aren't that remarkable either, but when you feel like some hillbilly horror fun, it's certainly not the worst film around. For genre fans only.