Director – Mathieu Seiler (Der Morgen, House of Orgies)
Starring – Anna Hausburg (Beck is Back!, The Last Cop), David C. Bunners (Full Moon, Short Term Memory Loss), and Kai Michael Muller (Jesus Cries, Harvest)
Release Date – 2014
Rating – 2.5/5
I’m mostly a collector. I go out of my way to find movies to add to my collection. My movie collection is my life and I couldn’t imagine not having it. My love for writing has opened up an amazing opportunity to review movies which brings together my hobby and passion. Indie horror is vast and it’s impossible to get every one released but reviewing has broadened that search to collect all horror movies. I now get movies in to review that I had never heard of before.
Not long ago I got True Love Ways from MVD. This was one I had never heard about before but when I shared a picture of it on Instagram I had several people tell me how awesome it was. This excited me and I couldn’t wait to check it out. Thank you MVD for sending this one my way!
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows a beautiful young woman who breaks up with her boyfriend and escapes to the country for a few days. The boyfriend is distraught and goes to the bar where he meets a man that makes a deal with him. Because she broke his heart she will be kidnapped by the man and his colleagues. She finds herself broke down and finds her way to a house nearby.
No one is home so she forces her way inside but soon others arrive. She hides and finds herself hiding under the bed while a group of men kill and rape a woman for the sake of entertainment. Now she must escape before she finds herself suffering the same fate as the young woman they just butchered.**Spoiler Alert**
I had a few people tell me this one was rather brutal but after checking it out I have to quickly say it doesn’t live up to the hype. The movie was very predictable and not that well put together.
The acting in this one is not that bad. In fact, I actually enjoyed the cast and the characters they brought to life. The cast do a fantastic job and make the film as good as they can.
The story for me is my biggest hang up. A woman finds herself at the house of the people that want to kidnap her and use her to make snuff porn? Come on. And then we have the scenes where she is running away from the. They have her right there and make no effort to grab her and then she runs into another room to hide under beds and tables. Is this an episode of Looney Tunes? The story might have looked great on paper but it was not executed that well.
Finally, the film has fantastic on screen death scenes. The kills are brutal and the effects look fucking fantastic. Overall, True Love Ways is goofy as hell without meaning to be but does offer up some great kills and gore. If you want blood look no further but if you want something else you may want to turn it around and find something else.