Director – Ryan Vincent Logsdon (Agoni)
Release Date – 2019
Rating – 3/5
I get a lot of hate as a reviewer. I had weird tastes in movies. I prefer the weird, outlandish, and exploitative films that have crazy characters and unforgettable stories. People often accuse me of being a paid critic because I tend to like movies that most find awful or unwatchable. These films are not awful to me. I see imagination and creativity in most of these films. Another reason I draw hate is because of my outspoken dislike of extreme horror films. Most movies classified by fans as extreme horror are boring gore flicks with no story and extended scenes of torture that do nothing. Hell, the shock value isn’t there anymore like it once was in the early 2000s.
A few years back I came befriended director Ryan Vincent Logsdon who had just completed his first film Agoni. This extreme horror film didn’t rely on torture and other clichéd scenarios that most extreme fans tend to enjoy. Instead, it focused heavily on a story that is extreme. I really enjoyed this fucked up little film. A few weeks ago Ryan reached out to me to check out his follow up short that continues the saga of Maxwell Edison from Agoni. Thank you Ryan for allowing Horror Society and myself the opportunity to check this out!
**Spoiler Alert** The film once again follows Maxwell Edison (Logsdon) who does what he does best which is rape, murder, and torture. The first segment follows him as he destroys a fetus before moving on to giving a “film” star from the dark web exactly what he deserves.**Spoiler Alert**
I’ve spoke with Ryan at several Cinema Wastelands and he is one of the nicest people you can meet. He is extremely well spoken, genuine, and just a damn fine person to hang with. With that being said, what the fuck is wrong with you? The Maxwell Edison Chapters is even more fucked up than Agoni and that is saying something. The acting in this one is solid.
The cast is one hundred percent dedicated to their roles but there is several scenes where they undersell or overact. They are not very consistent but that doesn’t take away from the overall impact of the film.
The story for this one is a total mindfuck and not for those with sensitive skin. Some of the stuff make take place off camera but the mere notion of some of the scenarios and topics are enough to make your skin crawl or blood boil and this is all done without the use of the overused torture scene and pointless gore. I love gore. I honestly do but it has to fit the film. This story packs a fucking punch and the sting afterward is something you will never forget.
Finally, the film does have some blood and decent practical effects but its nothing you haven’t seen before. You can appreciate the work went into it but it is pretty standard for a film with this budget. Overall, The Maxwell Edison Chapters: The Taming of Patticakes is one of those films that will fuck up the rest of your day. The movie leaves an emotional impact on the viewer which is something very few films can say. If you ever get the chance to check this one out I highly recommend you do so. Just make sure to leave the rest of your day open.