The Soska Sisters take on Cronenberg's classic and actually manage to improve it. The effects are graphic and gruesome, the acting is solid and the film doesn't feel like a slavish remake. Some solid kills, a few impressively realized nightmares and a few nice body horror nods. This is how remakes should be done.
Clearly the Soska sisters aren't cut out for prison thrillers, even though genre standards are quite low to begin with. The actors are horrible, the action is pretty tame and the drama is hilarious. At least it's short and the fights are brutal, but that's not enough to save this film. It's a good thing this was just a one-off for them.