Dir. Gabriel Carrer & Reese Eveneshen (2020)
A nurse returns home to find a man holding her landlord captive inside. Brutality ensues.
CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
An interesting concept that doesn’t have definitive resolution, For the Sake of Vicious has enough brutality to satisfy gorehounds with enough confusion to satisfy arthouse lovers. We’re kept in the dark about who the home invaders are for pretty much the entire film, and we never really get the resolution except for through various asides and symbolic pictures. The people in the film are barely acquainted, and it feels a tad jammed together rather than meaningful. There’s not enough here to be a classic by any means, but there’s enough to be entertained and it’s a decent effort at making a throwback grindhouse flick. Some gnarly gore, however, doesn’t fully save a film with one of the dumber names in horror. For the Sake of THE Vicious would’ve made more sense, though that’s a fairly dumb name too. Give it a shot if you’re looking for something quick, but don’t expect anything too great.